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I have been receiving a lot of unsolicited correspondence from WBV alumni who have moved on from classroom training to apply their vocal approaches in the professional realm. A lot more than usual, I should say - I have always kept in touch with former students. Maybe the word is out that I'm working on a book? But I haven't announced that, yet. Ummm, that might have been a semi- announcement. No publisher, yet but, some irons in the fire. Maybe these letters are arriving due to synchronicity! In any case, I am excited to be getting notes from the road, and letters from the trenches. A common theme is the empowerment felt around self-coaching. Which happens to be a core theme in my book! I am gathering anecdotes from the field, to write about the application of the self-coaching tools, on the job. If you have trained with me, feel free to send me your stories, email@example.com. Let me know if I have your permission to include your story, if not in full, than in quotation, and credit your name. Most recently I worked with the fantastic documentary film maker, and actor, Morgan Spurlock, in preparation for his British series. This seasoned performer, who is so fully in his whole body and voice, felt he would want to check-back-in for occasional "tune ups" - and yet, we both agreed he was entirely prepared to apply his vocal technique, on his own. Finding the balance of coaching support, and trusting that you have integrated your skills to the point of autonomy, is a reflection of one's practice, one's skill, one's hunger to grow, and one's improvisational spirit.
I will keep you all posted. And you keep me posted, too!
voice work I learned from Katie Bull has had a profound effect on
my acting work, as well as my life. By doing the vocal warm-up on
a daily basis I have been able to connect to my breath and utilize
my entire vocal range. My voice has become a more expressive instrument,
and I have since become a more expressive person and actor. I recently
finished a production of Beth Henley's "Abundance," and
I would have never had the vocal strength and vocal relaxation necessary
for the intensity of the role, had I not studied with Katie. I think
this vocal work is some of the most important work that I have ever
done for my acting craft."
Bull teaches an extremely effective warm-up. There is a connection
between my voice becoming freer and my acting becoming richer and
deeper. Her ability to coach each person in class individually while
still utilizing the strength of group work is wonderful and fresh.
I have found one of the most valuable tools in acting in the vocal
is an extremely perceptive teacher. She will help you gain the awareness
needed to coach yourself. The work allows you to continue to grow
as an actor regardless of your training background."
the warm-up the performer reclaims body wisdom and experiences an
increased dramatic range of vocal expression. It is a wonder and
an honor to facilitate; I am continually learning from my students!"
A daily warm up for the speaking voice.
A specific sequence of physical exercises to develop breath
connection, greater resonance & power, vocal honesty, and increased
dramatic range of expression.
you are looking for a vocal coach who gets the results--vocal
growth and change--Katie Bull is my recommendation."
author Make Your Voice Heard
Bull's teaching credits include: Over 20 years of teaching, and
co-teaching with Chuck Jones at various New York City professional
studios including the Michael Howard and Cay Michael Patten studios;
advanced vocal production in the graduate/MFA program of Acting
at Brooklyn College; Level I, Level II, & Production coaching
at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Playwrights Horizons studio.
She is currently teaching Level I, Level II & Level III at NYU's Atlantic
Theater Company School of Acting.
addition to studio work, Katie also does private coaching for professional
actors and dancers during production.