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People are noise making machines. We have evolved the anatomy to create meaning by vibrating air. It is helpful for an actor to understand the mechanics of their voice in order to train most effectively.

Warming up the voice is important and helpful for professional voice users (singers, actors, and broadcast personalities), for occupational voice users (teachers, salespeople, for example), for those with injured voices, and for anyone who is preparing to give a presentation or wants to make a good impression with their voice.

Through the Warm Ups for Performers and Public Speaking you will learn how to keep your voice at optimum performance standard for a heavy gigging schedule, discover parts of your voice you never knew you had! You will learn to warm up your voice safely, have greater command over your voice, have greater confidence as an artist, and much more.

What Will I Learn?

  • 17 video lectures demonstrating step-by-step the physical and vocal exercises discussed
  • 35 min of “talking-head” video content
  • Tutoring from an artist who have made these exercises part of her life for 16 years!
  • A healthy body, mind and voice, ready to take on any performance!
  • Resources at the end of the course to many more warm up ideas


  • 10 -15 minutes of free time per day, to watch the lessons and then copy them.
  • No prior physical ability is required. These exercises work well for all ages and body types. They are extremely safe (and effective!).
  • A willingness to learn and improve. You only have one body. You need to take care of it.
  • A room where you can practice. Perhaps a mirror to watch yourself in as you do the exercises (though not essential).
  • Soft soled shoes, or as I prefer, go barefoot!

Who is the target audience?

  • Students interested in public speaking or those wishing to improve their overall articulation or inability to speak clearly in front of others, are welcome to take this course.
  • This 17 part course can be taken by complete beginners to advanced students.

Course Curriculum

Why warming up your body and voice is essential for performance
Introduction FREE 00:02:00
Becoming aware of your feet
Warm up your feet 00:02:00
The spine
The Spine 00:03:00
The Flop
The Flop 00:02:00
The Hug
The Hug 00:02:00
Breath Control
Breath Control 1_10 00:02:00
The Shake-Out
The Shake Out 00:01:00
A general Warm-Up
General Warm Up 00:03:00
The Hum
The Hum 00:02:00
Turning the Hum into Sound
Hum into Sound 00:02:00
Warming up the diaphragm
The Diaphragm 00:02:00
Breath support
Breath Control Progression 00:02:00
The face stretch
The Face Stretch 00:01:00
The Tongue stretch
The Tongue Stretch 00:01:00
The Yawn - Sigh
The Yawn-Sigh 00:01:00
The Cork Exercise
The Cork Exercise 00:03:00
The Tonal Sweep
Tonal Sweeping 00:01:00
Tongue Twisters!
Tongue Twisters 00:03:00
Final thoughts
To wrap up 00:01:00
Course Certification


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