Voice Coaching by Shane Ann Younts Improves Employability for Actors

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Shane Ann Younts, a twenty four year voice and speech program teacher, offers her students' lessons to develop resonant, flexible, and versatile voices to aid their careers. Additionally, her voice coaching enables each actor to gain the skills and confidence needed to meet the demands of all types of language including voice-over-copy, commercial copy, television and film scripts, and classical texts. Acting voice classes are structured so that each technical tool leads to the next step.

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Shane Ann Younts, a twenty four year voice and speech program teacher, offers her students' lessons to develop resonant, flexible, and versatile voices to aid their careers. Additionally, her voice coaching enables each actor to gain the skills and confidence needed to meet the demands of all types of language including voice-over-copy, commercial copy, television and film scripts, and classical texts. Acting voice classes are structured so that each technical tool leads to the next step.    

Considering how tough it is out there for the overwhelming majority of actors, most struggle to find steady work and must rely on jobs outside the industry to put food on the table. The problem is that there are too many actors and not nearly enough acting jobs to go around. Actors must possess not only loads of talent; they must also possess the right physical presence, training, and experience to even get their foot in the door. In order to get an "edge up" on the competition, many actors turn to industry professionals to hone their skills. One of the most important coaches that an actor can turn to is a voice and speech coach. A voice coach, like Shane Ann Younts, teaches the actor to develop a clear, resonant, interesting voice so that he or she will have the tools necessary to compete in a very competitive profession.

New York City voice coach Shane Ann Younts (http://www.shaneannyounts.com) understands the competition that faces aspiring actors; as a result, she has developed and actively teaches a two-year voice and speech program to improve their employability. She is a highly regarded private vocal coach for theatre, film, and television which make her stand apart in the industry and provide her acting students with a competitive edge for enhancing their career options.

Countless experienced actors have found that the services of a professional voice coach prove tremendously valuable to their career. Shane Ann Younts has positioned herself in the fast-paced and ambitious town of Manhattan to aid actors and improve their employability. She works diligently with aspiring actors to improve their voice and even help them to eliminate an accent that may be limiting them to the number of roles that are available. Shane Ann is able to transform the way that many actors are perceived within this competitive and challenging industry.

An Associate Arts Professor (Master Teacher) in the Graduate Acting Program at New York University, Younts believes that vocal ease as well as range and flexibility are qualities that are essential for any actor who wishes to succeed in the acting profession. "A voice coach helps to develop the actor's voice so that it is sensitive to and has the ability to meet the demands of all types of language," states Younts.

Lessons from a professional voice coach can add to an actor's versatility and make the actor more marketable. Certain roles that require an actor to speak with a dialect can be very demanding and force an actor to move well out of their comfort level. For actors wishing to do Shakespeare, the assistance of a voice coach trained in the classics can be an enormous help in interpreting the text and understanding and speaking the challenging language.

"In addition, a voice coach can help an actor overcome a monotone speech pattern or a voice that is nasal or tight. These qualities limit the actor's ability to express the full range of what he or she is feeling. An actor should be able walk into an audition knowing that he/she has the tools to handle any kind of material from voice-over-copy, to a film script, to one of Shakespeare's texts. Agents, casting directors, and directors feel, as well as hear, this confidence," adds Younts.

In order to succeed in the very competitive world of acting, actors must make the most of every advantage that they have. Since an actor's voice is one of his or her most important tools, it only makes sense that they take the time and energy to focus on developing its full range and potential. With the help of a professional voice coach, aspiring actors can experience and gain qualities that can make all the difference between a successful career and one that never gets a chance to shine.

Shane Ann Younts is a Master Teacher (Associate Arts Professor) and Head of the Voice Department in the Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she teaches voice and text classes. Additionally, she is the co-author (along with Louis Scheeder) of All the Words on Stage - A Complete Pronunciation Dictionary for the plays of William Shakespeare. For more information please visit http://www.shaneannyounts.com or call Shane Ann Younts at 212-877-2567.

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