Bill Pepper - Voice Masterclasses

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Want to develop a voice that others love to listen to?
Want to learn how speak with range, colour and vitality?
Want to improve the way you sound and make yourself more employable as an actor, host, voice over artist and any other line of work where vital, colourful expression enriches your audience?

"The voice is an intensely HUMAN attribute-----we must be intouch with our humanity--our voices--
if we are to touch other people - or touch THEIR humanity -
which is the aim surely of all good acting and communication."
Bill Pepper

Bill Pepper is a master voice teacher regarded as one of the top voice experts in Australia and the World. He served as Head of Voice Studies at the renowned National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia and has travelled the World sharing his insights and vocal principles, helping actors, performers, teachers, CEO's and anyone who wishes to unleash the full power and richness of their voice. He has coached many of Australia's leading performers including 4 oscar winners and current leading man Sam Worthington from the blockbuster Avatar. Click here for his full profile.

For the first time Bill Pepper will be coming to Singapore to conduct a series of intensive workshops for beginners as well as those who have had vocal training. With Bill Pepper's wealth of experience and gentle guidance you will learn how to free your voice and develop a voice that is full of body, range and power that will give you an edge in every performance and as well as your daily communication.

  1. Workshops & Masterclasses
  2. One-On-One Tuition
  3. DVD - Voice in Action
  4. Bill Pepper Profile
  5. Press
  6. Enquiries - including booking Bill for your Group or Organisation
  7. Testimonials

Bill Pepper - One on One Sessions

Workshops are available in 3 Formats:

  • Beginners 1 Day Voice Workshops Intensives (10am-5pm)
  • Advanced 1 Day Masterclass (10am-5pm)
  • Advanced 5 Day Masterclass (2.5 hours x 5 Days)

*Spaces in the classes will be limited to ensure personalised attention during the workshops.

**Exact Workshop schedule for September 2010 to be determined. Please register your interest in attending a workshop by filling out the expression of Interest form here

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at launch[at]thelaunchblock.com or call +65 8511 5510

One on One Tution is now available:

There will be limited One-On-One Sessions available. Sessions are 75mins. This is a unique and rare opportunity to get one-on-one voice coaching with a Voice Master. Sessions are S$168.

If you would like to book one of these sessions please either call or email Derrick on +65 8511 5510 launch[at]thelaunchblock.com to book a time or fill in the expression of interest form and you will be contacted to book your session . Session preferences will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Voice in Action is a dynamic visual and sound aid to finding and releasing the rich potential of your unique voice.

Join Bill Pepper as he conducts a one hour workshop with 7 professional performers and teachers. By using the many imaginative and stimulating exercises on this DVD, you will greatly improve your vocal skills and gain greater command of your voice.

It can be used effectively in private or in group situations.

S$88.00 + S&H

john_bell"Bill Pepper's VOICE IN ACTION is not only an excellent introduction for beginners; it is a reminder and a warm-up instrument for old troupers. It is unaffected, practical and based on good common sense. Every actor should have a copy."

John Bell,Director,

Bell Shakespeare Company

Profile

Bill Pepper has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Letters (Drama). He holds a Diploma of Education and the Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies of the Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He is an Associate of the English Speaking Board and Fellow of the Trinity College of London. He has also studied Voice and Acting in England, America and Australia with Cicely, Berry, Kristin Linklater, Rowena Balos, Prunella Scales, Patsy Rodenburg and Accents and Dialects with Andrew Jack and Jill McCullough.

Bill has directed many theatre productions and has taught Voice and Acting throughout Australia, including several years at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) and the Sydney Actors Centre. He has been dialogue coach on numerous Theatre, Television and Film Productions (including Moulin Rouge, Garage Days, Crash Palace, Queen of the Damned, Lovers at Versailles and Little Fish) and has coached many of Australia’s leading performers, including four Oscar winners.

In 1997 he was invited to join the faculty of Midsummer in Oxford, The British American Drama Academy programme at Balliol College, Oxford, England in July and August. He taught again for this programme in Oxford in 1999. He is a guest teacher at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.

In 1993/94, Bill was Head of Voice at the School of Drama, Victoria College of the Arts in Melbourne. He has been head of Voice Studies at NIDA since 1995.

Press

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Bill Pepper - Good Weekend - Sydney Morning Herald

Bill Pepper has been featured in ABC's Radio National Program, as well as the Sydney Morning Herald's Good Weekend and the Australian FInancial Review, for his continuing work with helping actors, performers, business people and anyone who wants to release the full richness their voice.

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Bill Pepper - Australian Financial Review

Testimonials

 

Justin Melvey Actor

“I have been working with Bill for over 15 years between the shores of Sydney to Los Angeles. Bill's expertise has allowed me to develop a strong Voice in Accent training that gave me the confidence on long term contracts with NBC's "Days of Our Lives and ABC's "General Hospital " and many other US projects. As my Acting Mentor Bill gave me the courage, knowledge and wisdom to achieve prime time TV success in Australia. His experience in diaphragm and voice projection added to my theatre achievements in "The Complete Works Of William Shakespeare "where I performed at the Opera House in Sydney and nationally .

Without Bill's persistence, determination and faith I would never have found the tools required of the voice to keep me employed in what I dearly strive to do which is " Acting "

Justin Melvey, Actor

 

 

jason_chan

"My vocal work at drama school with Bill Pepper is probably one of the most significant aspects of my training. 6 years out of drama school - I'm continually seeing and reaping the benefits. Bill has a wonderful ability to free the voice and help actors find colour and texture in all styles of work from classical theatre to film. He also understands text in its dramatic context which is invaluable for actors. He is one of the best vocal coaches in the country."

 

Jason Chan, Doctor, Actor, NIDA Graduate, AADB Founder

 

 

 

rick_lau

When I started working with Bill, I was immediately inspired by his generosity and his passion for words and voice. Having done mostly one-man cabaret and independent theatre in the past, performing the lead role ofthe Engineer in Miss Saigon in theatres with 2000 seats had called for a different set of vocal skills. Bill inspired me to access my unique true voice, when the whole body is engaged and vibrating, and when everything we say comes from our emotional core in the pelvis. Combining that with text analysis and phrasing for effective communication, Bill helped me find the vocal largeness, clarity and stamina that the role demanded so I could “fill the house” consistently and safely. I’m eternally grateful to Bill for an amazing journey and growth, and for inspiring a lifelong love affair with words.

- Rick Lau, Engineer 1st Understudy,

Miss Saigon Australian tour 2007-2008