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Sarah is available for individual voice lessons by way of zoom or in-person. Online lessons include a downloadable recording so the client can review and
Check back here in early 2024 for details about the next Fall Voice Retreat, presently scheduled for September 13 to 15, 2024 at the absolutely stunning Kingfisher Bay Retreat Centre in North Kawartha, Ontario!
Sarah Weatherwax is my career-long, trusted voice teacher. My voice is my career, and I only go to Sarah. She is THE voice teacher for the working actor, as far as I’m concerned. I go to Sarah for both private lessons and workshops, and like a dancer and her trusted dance teacher, Sarah keeps me in perfect form. She is so well trained, so experienced and a voice artist herself, I benefit immediately. I am often told by directors: you have a great voice. And I know it’s a lot due to working with Sarah. She’s a treasure.
Sarah’s acute sensitivity to the nuances of voice, as well as her curious and non-judgemental attitude, have helped me to release my voice more fully in my singing and spoken-word practices. With practice, I have increased my range by a pitch and a half in both my upper and lower registers, and I have developed a stronger ability to translate written words into meaningful sound. In addition to the improvements that I have experienced in my professional performance practice, Sarah’s commitment to honest voice communication and holistic thinking have allowed me to integrate the Linklater method into all of my daily communications. I feel more confident in my ability to identify internal emotions and express them through my voice, and to speak my intentions simply and directly.
Sarah has the enviable ability to truly challenge her students, while also maintaining a safe, fun space to grow and learn. She thoroughly understands the physical mechanics of the voice, as well as the psychological aspects of this work, and I trust her implicitly.
Sarah Weatherwax is an incredible voice teacher. The students I refer to her for private lessons consistently return to their scene work more able to inhabit their character’s situation and let it transform them. They are more willing to let feelings and thoughts flow through their voices with ease, which in turn allows them to be more fully present. And the full day workshops she teaches are truly inspiring. Her relaxed, open teaching style allows her students to ask a lot of themselves without fear of judgement. She really does reconnect her students with the joy in this work, all the while addressing very specific voice/body issues for each person and giving them practical exercises to continue working on their own. What a great way to spend a day!
Working with Sarah has been invaluable to my creative process. Her work allows you to truly open up, allowing for character and emotion to emerge organically. I know that any time I am facing a challenging acting role or creative block, I will turn to Sarah for technique and guidance.
Sarah’s Linklater workshop helped introduce me to a whole new world of voice and body excercises and techniques which has lead me to discover a whole new world of characters available to me. This has lead to more professional work. Sarah’s teaching style and attention to detail have helped me refine my craft and the ability to develop more tools in my belt on my journey as a storyteller!
What I loved most about Sarah’s workshop was how much I learned from everyone else’s discoveries as well as my own. Sarah has a way of honing in on what an individual needs to focus on while making it applicable to the entire group.
When my regular audition coach moved away in the summer of 2017, and a Shakespeare audition for a renowned company came up, I called Sarah Weatherwax for coaching. Sarah has a strong background in classical theatre, is a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher and shares my history with the techniques of the internationally acclaimed Shakespeare & Company.Working with Sarah was an excellent choice. Her experience as a voice teacher proved its value in the work we did together. “Together” may be the operative word there; I felt supported, encouraged, pushed and free to be at my most creative. She helped me craft an audition that I felt very good about. I delivered a strong audition that made the casting director take notice…and made me feel good about what I have to offer to potential engagers. Sarah is my new “go-to” coach for all auditions now. I’d strongly recommend her for any audition: comic or serious, contemporary or classical.
Sarah, I just wanted to thank you for a tremendous weekend. I learned so much, and can’t wait for you to come back to Boston! It was time and money so well spent. I so appreciated your gentle nature, your commitment to using our time wisely, and to tailoring the feedback to each of us.I also wanted to say how incredible your work with J was. I have long wondered if he has Asperger’s. He carries himself with the same physical tension and muscular tightness as my son (who has AS) and eye contact is difficult for him too. People with AS have expressed how they feel “boxed in.” They just can’t look people in the eye, as it physically overwhelms them. Watching J face his tensions, stories, and pain and struggle to find his voice, hit close to home for me. Watching him shake and overcome the tightness, at least for those minutes with you, was very moving. I think you handled it gently but firmly—and it was amazing to watch.
Sarah’s Voice and Text class is transformational. Through the 8 weeks, I was able to fnd a deep sense of connection to my body and voice working with the Linklater technique. From there, the exploration of text is exciting and new; I found interesting depth over and over again.”
V&T has had a great impact on my voice. Sarah’s guidance through Zoom is amazing and although she is not in the same room with you, she sees and hears everything and her feedback is spot-on. The rich pallet of the exercises is built around a clear structure that Sarah encourages you to understand. So at the end of the course you have tools to work independently on your voice as an actor.
Thank you so much for your X-Session on Vocal Freedom & Flexibility last Tuesday for the VO Atlanta conference. You packed an amazing amount of information into our short time together. I think my favorite takeaway is to live in a space of observation not judgment. I spent the remainder of the week at the conference in that observation headspace and know that I was able to learn more thanks to your advice. Along with the stretches, I am also benefiting from your advice to look forward “at my height” instead of holding my head-up all the time. I can feel a difference in my neck and shoulder muscles and also hear the difference on my voice recordings. I am sending Gerald an email next to let him know how fantastic your X-Session was. Thank you for your kind generosity.