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About Grace

Grace is a New York born voice and accent coach who has been pursuing her love of voice since she was young.  Grace began her her vocal journey in 2010 with Celeste Simone Voice, learning how to protect her voice while also doing what she loved most - singing! From 2015-2019, Grace attended Marymount Manhattan College, and began to expand her knowledge and love for the voice, and for theatre. In 2020, Grace hopped the pond and moved to London to pursue a MFA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  There, she developed a love for helping young actors discover and develop their voices. This fall, Grace will be returning to her hometown of New York City to teach at Sands College of Performing Arts within Pace University.
 

Experience

2023-present

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OF VOICE AND SPEECH

Pace University

New York, New York

At Pace University, Grace teaches voice and speech to BFA Actors, and accent and dialect to Musical Theatre actors. Here she explores the fundamentals of voice and accent with freshman and sophomore year students to help them build a solid foundation for their voice work going forward.

2017-present

FREELANCE VOICE AND ACCENT COACH

New York, New York

London, England

Grace has been an independent voice coach for the last 5 years.  Through individualised lessons, she helps you to understand your voice and helps cultivate the tools you need to become a master of your own instrument

2022

GUEST VOICE LECTURER

East 15 Southend

London, England

Grace had the pleasure of working with second year World Performance students at East 15 Southend. Here she helped students explore voice with the goal of supporting a devised theatre piece at the end.  

2022

GUEST VOICE LECTURER

University of West London, Ealing

Ealing, London, England

In Grace's first class at the University of West London, she taught first year BA Actors.  Here she explored integrating accent and dialect into a voice and speech class.  Following a voice progression, the students explored their vocal ability and began to apply new knowledge to text.

Education

2021-2023

ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA

MFA Voice Studies: Teaching and Coaching

London, England

At Central, Grace is being given the opportunity to stretch her knowledge further.  Here, she is learning the importance of creating an inclusive learning environment, and meeting the student where they are.

Set to graduate in 2023, Grace will continue to challenge what she knows to bring a variety of technique to her students.

2015-2019

MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE

Bachelor of Arts: Theatre Arts

Concentration: Theatre Performance

Minor: Musical Theatre

Graduated magna cum laude

New York, New York

At Marymount, Grace discovered her true love for the voice.  Training as an actor, she was introduced to voice and acting methodologies that inspired her to continue her education further.  

As a drama student herself, Grace understands the difficulties drama schools present, and is eager to help all students find their way of accessing the work.

Specialties

Piano/accompaniment skills, along with knowledge of music theory and sight singing

Specialises and prioritises breath in relation to the singer 

Vocal imitation focusing on manipulating vocal tract action to emulate other speakers

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Influences

The PK Method

Knight Thompson Speech Work

Fitzmaurice Voicework

Celeste Simone Voice

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