Developing the Actor’s Voice

Online class with Anna Rizzo

Developing the actor's voice.

Are you an actor searching for consistent monthly training to develop your craft and create momentum in your career?

At ActorPlaybook you have access to monthly classes, a network of experienced instructors and a community of actors to provide you with an essential support system as you persevere on your unique acting journey.

An actor’s instrument incorporates Mind, Body and Voice. Most actors take lots of acting classes and workshops to expand Mind, and spend lots of time in the gym or yoga class to work on Body. But many don’t know where to begin with developing Voice. In this class we start with the fundamentals. We work on building breath capacity, expanding vocal range and flexibility, and increasing vocal resonance in order to develop an expressive voice ready to inhabit characters. In this monthly class, we will explore vocal workouts as a group to strengthen all these areas of the voice and provide accessible workouts to do at home between sessions.

This class meets monthly on Tuesdays at 7 pm EST. View the current studio calendar.

This class is available to purchase for $29 to SOLO and PROFESSIONAL plan members or it is included for no additional fee with an ALL-ACCESS membership at ActorPlaybook.

Instructor Bio:

Anna Rizzo is an actress and singer-songwriter who earned a degree in music from Berklee College of Music. In addition to acting and singing Anna also plays the piano and the clarinet. Her career’s CV runs to several pages covering her acting roles in numerous feature films, short films, television and commercials. On occasion, the films have incorporated her beautiful singing voice.  She has said that she likes the challenge of playing a character who makes controversial choices, that Anna can justify in her own mind.

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