Voice and Speech Class
Voice Director David Coury’s world renowned Voice and speech class: Speech & Singing for Actors (SFA)
I AM MY VOICE
The world class voice and speech class known simply as SFA is an actor-centric journey of empowerment, transformation, discovery, music, empathy, personalization, and above all, VOICE. The multi-level program begins behind closed doors with a renowned 3-day intensive. From there, the journey takes you through upper levels to the edge where process meets performance in public open master classes. Voice and speech are part of any actor’s toolbox, but what actors learn in SFA is integral to our core training, and sets them apart in the industry.
In person class
open to everyone
When your voice moves, your emotions move – WE are moved! SFA gives you access to your full range of emotional expression, and gives you a whole other actor toolbox to work with. While of course there will be singing, SFA hinges on finding sources, story, soul, connection, courage, and confidence.
If the thought of a singing class scares or intimidates you – jump in! David Coury creates a safe, encouraging place for those who would normally be terrified of singing, to overcome their fear and be fully seen. While many of our students are not typically trained singers, those who are learn to deepen the connection with their voice and use their singing to express more than the surface level of the words.
Think beyond a singing workshop or a musical theater class – SFA is for anyone, not just actors, to step outside their comfort zone, deepen their work, open their heart, and speak, then sing their truth aloud. See words as if for the first time, connect your story to your Voice, and level up not just as an actor and a soul.
Voice and speech CLASS training for actors
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SFA LVL 1: Organ of the soul
SFA LVL1.2: Voice Application to Scene Study
Optional: A one-day workshop to take all you learned in level 1 (or other levels!), and experience how it applies to text. Perfect for actors in process, looking to see how it all connects.
SFA LVL 2.1: The Point of No Return
By Invitation Only: A select, small group of actors work in closed session for several weeks developing their story and giving Voice to a song written for the opposite gender. This class culminates to an open master class with the public in attendance – an event which always draws a crowd and deepens your work
SFA LVL 2.2: "I AM"
By Invitation Only: Back behind closed doors, actors who have gone past the “point of no return” now discover their “word”…
SFA LVL 3.1: Finding Yourself in Character (Born to Play)
By Invitation Only: Another Voice and Speech Class intensive where the public will view the final class, but this time the actors will sing and deliver story inside of an iconic character with sets, wardrobe, makeup, and live accompaniment. Our studio does not host showcases, however SFA 2.1 and 3.1 are two ways in which our actors can be seen performing in process by the general public..
This class changed my life. Mr. Coury helped me find the core of who I am, in which helped me find myself in every character. Mr. Coury helped me realize that lyrics are more than words. They mean something. Through this class I learned how to sing better by providing the source behind words, in which helped me as an actor, when I picked up a script.
The dedication, skill-level and community I unlocked when I came to this studio has opened many doors in my life and I am deeply grateful and proud to say I study here! There is a REASON the studio heralds the reputation its earned– if you’re still thinking about it do it!