The Mental Health for Actors Debate

Here’s a thought… When it comes to Warmup up and Warming down: Is it possible that a consistent training program that allows the performer to warm up to a state of readiness that is heightened but not hyper, could eventually allow that state to become habitual? Not to be habitually heightened, but to the extent that the performer is able to control and manage the degree of heightened-ness, and hence at the end of a performance they could manage the necessary readjustment – if any – to an acceptable ‘norm’. In other words, the performer is totally in control of their own inner state at all times, on stage and off. The training allows them to acquire this skill, the ability …

A Recent Testimonial

It is always a pleasure to work with someone who has decided to commit themselves to exploring their vocal life. In this case, a client who suffered panic attacks at the very thought of public speaking. Having completed his training sessions with me, he has given me permission to publish his very generous testimonial: “When I first went to Flloyd I was not hopeful. After years of panic attacks during an attempt at public speaking I was at that stage in life where a shrugging acceptance of limitations seemed to be the only way forward. But with an unavoidable public speaking commitment looming like a cliff-edge I had to try something. “I committed to what Flloyd instructed, but with little …

Vocal Gym is LIVE in Liverpool

Vocal Gym is a personalised voice and/or speech training programme for anyone who uses their voice professionally, or would like to extend and expand their vocal potential, clarity and expressivity. Now available as private or group sessions, in Liverpool, UK (and of course, still available online via Skype) Grow Your Voice! How do you grow your voice? By ensuring your vocal health, so that you can safely develop adequate vocal power and range to suit your expressive and communication purpose. I am now in the process of signing up private and corporate clients here in central Liverpool. Use the contact form to ask me about your vocal ambitions, concerns, and curiosities. CONTACT HERE Some Testimonials “You are an awesome coach! …

Voice of the Clown

Yes, clowns have voices and if you are a clown, and would like to explore some interesting ways to care for your voice, and to grow its potential, this is the workshop for you. But you don’t have to be a clown to take advantage of some of their training techniques. I’ve been training with master clown, Ira Seidenstein (Quantum Clown: Slapstick to Shakespeare, Cirque du Soleil, Slava Snow Show etc) for around 14 years now, and I’ve been experimenting lately with using some of his exercises to help acting students to use their voices more creatively, bringing the joy of spontaneity into the voice class. So I’m offering a short (3-hour) taster workshop in Liverpool to a small group …