Voice Classes are here! These have been a delight to present, and I’m pleased to have more and more options. Perfect for lots of timezones, and folks with busy day jobs!
Trans Masc and Trans Femme classes will be coming up again soon!
Working With Trans Voices, for singing and acting teachers, is coming up on Tuesday April 11. More and more teachers are coming to these, feeling ill-equipped to help their students. Fear not, the mechanics of trans voice and cultural awareness can both be learned! Come along for a fast-paced and thorough overview from someone who knows.
Accessibility: Written notes will be provided, and I’m happy to email a word doc to any folks who use screen readers. Closed captions will be enabled, and all exercises are optional. Please pop me an email if you have any further access needs, I’ll certainly do my best! firstname.lastname@example.org
About your teacher:
Stephen is the conductor of London Trans choir, is a voice coach for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people, and is a trans man himself. He has studied voice widely, including with Alexandros Constansis and Kate Hammett Vaughn, and as part of his actor training. He has taught voice for trans folks with the Speech and Language Therapy department at the Tavistock and Portman Gender Clinic, and is now teaching privately.
Stephen has been an active musician for twenty years. He holds a BMus (Performance) from the University of British Columbia and an Mmus (Solo Performance) from McGill University. Stephen has performed with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Miniaturist Ensemble, Designs in Harmony Orchestra, Letter Four Quartet and behind open doors arts collective. He was a featured performer at Bohlen-Pierce Symposium, Boston, Listening Bodies Symposium, Montreal, Mercredimusics series, Montreal and Sonic Boom, Vancouver. Stephen is in the UK as the result of a generous grant from the Canada Council for the Arts.
In the world of theatre, Stephen is artistic director of The Glass Imaginary, an improvised play in the style of Tennessee Williams, Improvable, QI: Queer Improv, Carmen: A gender-swapped Film Noir Fantasy, and Zeal: The Pride Improv Festival. Stephen teaches improv all over the world, both independently and through Hoopla Impro and City Academy, and is the author of two books about improv: Play Like an Ally and Improvising Gender
Stephen loves to perform and is one of the world’s most cheerful people when playing or teaching. His day job as a voice coach, and his evenings and weekends as an improviser mean he feels wonderfully at home on stage. When coaching both music and improv he prides himself on creating a positive environment so that people can perform at their best.