About Yvonne Morley-Chisholm
$5 Weekly Workout!
The Character Acting Academy
12:00-12:30 PM Pacific
Live & online
See the end of this page for the Creature Voices webinar replay!
Kickstart every week with a fantastic warm-up with with Yvonne, keeping on top of your game and building a disciplined routine, while you add some epic tools to your vocal health toolkit.
Starts June 19th
Every Monday from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. Pacific
More Info...Every Monday, we meet for twenty minutes of workout for your body and your voice, followed by some Q&A with one of the most knowledgeable and respected vocal coaches working in the industry today. This workout is for any level, whether you've trained previously or not. Each weekly workout will cover the four essential ingredients that you need to further or create your vocal fitness:
1. A physical warm-up that includes stretches and tension release in the four key areas that can negatively affect your voice
2. A series of exercises to create consistent breath support3. Some more exercises to strengthen and improve the voice itself - both in resonance and range4. Finally, some articulation exercises that focus on the speech muscles, helping you nail tongue-twisters and technical jargon with ease. Then we'll enjoy Q&A with Yvonne. This part of the class will focus on whatever questions you have about voice and voice work. Topics for Q&A session can range from top tips on a specific accent, working with text and cold reading, discussion about your own voice issues and concerns, handling nerves behind the mic - absolutely anything! Yvonne will select one topic to focus on in the ten minutes. These warmups are essential because like an athlete, you need to keep your vocal fitness going, no matter how experienced you are.
2. A series of exercises to create consistent breath support
Yvonne has been working in recorded media with actors and artists for over forty years: her work and reputation include on screen, in the studio, radio, voice over and games. She’s worked with world-class theatres such as the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe in London. Yvonne also brings her expertise to voice clinics, where she coaches patients post-surgery alongside consultants and therapists.
She specializes in training artists in skills for vocal extremes, and for safely manipulating the voice for animation and character development.
Yvonne is co-author of “More Care for Your Voice”, which has sold over 11,000 copies to date. She is currently working on two books: “Building Character Voices – a Performer’s Guide” and “In the Beginning …” which explores the power of words.
Yvonne began pioneering research into Vocal profiling for the medieval King Richard III 6 years ago, the work will conclude at the end of this year with the “evil” in 2024 to international press. It will recreate his voice and speech after years of painstaking investigation and collaboration with a range of specialists and use state of the art motion capture to “see his face and hear him speak”.
Here's a taste of what you'll get every Monday with this program
Creature Voices with ZERO Damage Webinar - Replay
“I’ve been working as a character voice actress for 30 years, and my recent work with Yvonne has been a revelation. Every time I performed my 34 character solo play, I was in dread fear of losing my voice. In just a few sessions with Yvonne, tending to the whole actor in me, relaxing and allowing the characters to live without tension or threat of damage, I sailed through my last run with flying colors. Not only did I come through with zero damage, but my voice felt stronger and more warmed up than ever before. I am delighted that she has chosen to join us in the Character Acting Academy, and can’t wait to share her techniques and warm-hearted teachings with you!”
– Eliza Jane Schneider