Coaching - Linda Jones
Actor, writer, runner, reader, lover of cats & dogs. I narrate books. I have fallen down in every borough.
Actor, writer, runner, reader, lover of cats & dogs. I narrate books. I have fallen down in every borough.
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Coaching

VOICE & SPEECH

For over 25 years I’ve worked with students to relax and ground their natural voices, allowing them the freedom to explore size, range, variety, and versatility. As a coach, teacher and even (in one marvelous, magnetic production) “voiceographer,” my strength is in helping my students cut loose. I focus on breath and impulse, physical release, strength, skill and precision. I take particular joy in rhythms and musicality, the architecture of the mouth, and the physical components of sound and language. As an actor myself, I focus on interpretive technique, helping you find your way into a text to deliver excellent intuitive reads. I spent several years as a coach at Edge Studio, and now teach privately from the wilds of Brooklyn.

ACCENTS & DIALECTS

For the past 20 years, I’ve done dialect work for theatre, film and with individual actors. I start with ear training and mouth feel, discovering, practicing and solidifying basic sound and rhythmic adjustments, and then moving into text and character. With increased freedom and self-awareness, there is tremendous satisfaction in playing with sound, discovering how it moves in your mouth and pushing it around to find new and different ways language can resonate. My ultimate goal is precision and integration. Whether you’re working on a character in a book, a role in a show, or trying to master a neutral American accent in general, your feeling of ease and ownership is paramount.

GET IN TOUCH

Contact me—I’d love to hear from you! Whether you’re looking for individual coaching or working on your next production—I’m interested.