Voice Studio International provides training and workshops based on the work of internationally renowned voice teacher Nadine George.
The Nadine George Voice Work® gives practitioners the opportunity to understand the connection between the voice and the body, improving confidence, physical awareness and a greater understanding and control of the breath. The work uniquely uses sung sound directly linked to the body and to work with text.
We work with people from many different backgrounds, from theatre, the arts in the health sector, business, social action, television and many more. We have accredited teachers working all over Europe and continue to grow our alumni to expand the reach and development of this unique practice.
A message from Nadine…
In this difficult time the world finds itself in our love and thoughts are with you all. VSI continues its work through these challenges with you all in mind. Remember our breath work together, stay open and look after each other. We will be together again in our work, but in the meantime, take care and stay safe.
With love, Nadine
Nadine George, founder of Voice Studio International, trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1962, studying under renowned voice director Cicely Berry.
She went on to work closely with fellow actor Roy Hart, researching work on the human voice and in 1975 was a founder member of the Roy Hart Theatre in Malerargues, France.
Video Credit – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
In the times we find ourselves in, Covid 19 is now part of our lives. I feel in many ways it is taking us away from the breath and the voice which is the expression of the individual. I would like to bring us back to the breath, which is life, and the voice and the connection to the self. To the empowerment of the individual.
As VSI moves temporarily to online lessons I find myself working in this new medium and opening new opportunities for people to do the work at a time and place that suits them. It is clear that this also makes the work accessible to people from around the world.
I have found working in this online medium very interesting. It is clear that you cannot go to the physical contact you get from the breathing work or the full sound that you get from the voice work in a workshop with a group of people, and that sometimes working at home can, understandably, be restrictive. However, what I have found working with this medium is firstly, it allows people to do the work in the context we find ourselves in and also secondly, it does not change the depth of the work, either in the breathing work, the voice work or the text work. In fact in some ways the work becomes more focused through the medium of the camera.
The lessons I’m doing online still include the breathing work on the floor, the singing of the four qualities of sound, Deep Male, High Male, Low Female and High Female and then linking the breath and the voice work to the work with the text.
Although this cannot replace the power of working in person the work online has proved very effective and powerful in a different way and I’m delighted to be able to continue to reach out with my work in these difficult times.
If you’re interested in a lesson with Nadine please click here for more information.
We are thrilled to confirm that our 2020 in person programme has moved online!
Following our hugely successful online one to one summer sessions, we are delighted to be offering space to reconnect to your practice and yourselves during these restrictive times. This online programme also offers direct access for those wishing to experience and explore the work for the first time.
At this time of a respiratory pandemic we believe the importance of the breath and voice connection that the Nadine George Voice Work offers is paramount. While we are working hard to create the safest artistic spaces we can once we are allowed to gather in person, there are many advantages to working online where you can experience the work at a time and place to suit you.
Please visit our workshops page for full details and session times.