Meet the teachers of Viva Voice
Founder, Creative Director and Resident Dancing Queen
Amy Hume is a voice and dialect coach and one of only seven Designated Linklater Teachers in Australia. She trained extensively in New York with world-renowned voice teacher Kristin Linklater, and when she returned to Australia, she established Viva Voice as a creative hub for students to learn from the best voice, speech and drama teachers in Sydney.
Amy also holds an Associate Diploma in Drama and Performance, and a Certificate in Speech Communication from the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB), on top of a BA from The University of Sydney. She completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies at VCA with First Class Honours. She is on the academic staff at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA).
She regularly coaches performers for theatre, television and film productions, and was one of the voice and dialect coaches on Matilda the Musical in Sydney.
At Viva Voice, Amy loves helping her students prepare for AMEB Exams (she is consistently named one of the Top 5 Teachers of Voice, Speech and Communication by the AMEB NSW).
Amy’s Super Power: The ability to make poetry and public speaking fun for ANYONE!
Speech and Drama Teacher, Teaching Co-ordinator and Communications Conqueror
Tricia has a Diploma of Arts (Acting) from Sydney Theatre School and a BA in Media & Cultural Studies (Communications) from Macquarie University.
She is an experienced actor, voiceover artist, award-winning script writer and producer. She also has over a decade of experience in journalism and corporate communications – speech writing for Executives and helping them become expert communicators!
She is passionate about teaching little and big people to express themselves and be heard.
Tricia’s Super Power: Making anyone and everyone feel comfortable.
Speech and Drama Teacher and Zen Master
Laura Farrell is a voice, text and dialect coach with a Masters of Fine Arts in Voice from NIDA; a Post Graduate Diploma in Voice from the Victorian College of the Arts; and a Bachelor of Music Theatre from the Victorian College of the Arts.
She also holds teaching qualifications in Yoga, Qi Gong and Mindfulness and combines her passion for text and language with an embodied and holistic approach to ultimately unite body, mind and voice in performance.
In addition to working with actors, Laura has experience training corporate clients in voice and presentation skills and teaching public speaking and performance in schools.
Laura’s super power: The ability to switch off monkey minds so we can all be present in the moment and free to play!
Speech and Drama Teacher and Chief Laughter Conductor
Jasmin trained in acting at ACTT where she received an Advanced Diploma of Acting for Stage and Screen. She has also studied character development at the Actors Centre London.
Jasmin is an experienced actress, writer and producer who has performed in many lead roles in feature films, theatre, short films and web series.
Having moved into comedy recently, Jasmin loves bringing out the comedic side in everyone she works with. She believes there is nothing better than having a big laugh! Jasmin loves seeing her students imagination come to life by creating a fun environment they feel confident in.
Jasmin’s Super Power: Bringing fun and laughter to every lesson.
Speech and Drama Teacher
Heaven-Cheyenne has an Advanced Diploma of Arts (Acting) from Sydney Theatre School and has studied creative writing and journalism.
Heaven-Cheyenne has been an actor in Sydney for a few years and since finishing her training has worked on plays, musicals and films with a variety of people young and old. Growing up performing she has experienced firsthand how important the voice is in story telling and is excited about helping people of all ages find confidence in their voice!
Heaven’s Super Power: Bringing a bit of sparkle and fun wherever she goes!
Speech and Drama Teacher, HSC Drama Coach and Shakespeare Fan Girl
Shelley trained at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, The Actors Assembly & ‘The Mid Summer at Oxford’ (BADA, Oxford University). She has been working as an actor and teaching artist in Sydney and NSW for several years and is passionate about the poetry and playfulness of language.
Shelley has worked as a high school drama teacher, actor, director and teaching artist. Most recently, she created and founded SheShakespeare – an all female Shakespearean company.
Shelley‘s Super Power: the ability to make everyone feel like a super hero!