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- Molly Smith, Artistic Director, Arena Stage

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"The results were spectacular."

-- Lord David Puttnam, Film Producer (Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire), former Chairman, Columbia Pictures



Fitzmaurice Voicework® is a comprehensive, holistic approach to voice training. Originally developed for actors, it is now also used to help people with a wide variety of interests and needs. Find out more.

Fitzmaurice Voicework® teachers address the human voice: voice in performances that are scripted, improvised, and/or sung; Shakespeare text, public speaking, singing, breathing, integration of voice with movement, vocal rehabilitation, presence and being present, culural and identity issues with voice and speech, and so much more. We encourage you to find out more.

If you are interested in becoming a certified Fitzmaurice voice teacher, please email us about our voice teacher certification program.

If you are interested in voice workshops or voice classes, please go to our calendar.

If you want to find a certified Fitzmaurice Teacher, click on the teachers pages link.

If you are interested in writings about voice and breath and related areas, please visit our writings page and our store.

If you are interested in voice / Fitzmaurice related products, visit our store. If you are interested in the links between voice, breathing, yoga, shiatsu, meditation practices, energy work, and classical voice training, we hope you will explore our site.

We also recommend you visit our Institute Director's personal website at www.voicecoachLA.com for more related info.


The Fourteenth Fitzmaurice Voice Teacher Certification Program in Los Angeles, California has concluded. Look for their information on the Assistant Teachers page.

The Fifteenth Fitzmaurice Voice Teacher Certification Program has completed Part 1 in Barcelona, Spain.

Our next Teacher Training will be in Los Angeles, California June 9-July 14, 2018 and June 7 (evening)-July 13, 2019. Application information will be available in mid-January.


Our third symposium exclusively for certified Fitzmaurice teachers, The Third International Fitzmaurice Teachers Symposium, will be June 16-19, 2017 in New York City. Over 50 teachers participated in each of our first two symposia in New York City in 2013 and 2015.

The Fourth International Freedom and Focus Conference, open to the public and to those new to or with experience of our work, took place with 120 people in Dublin Ireland, July 14-18, 2016. For more info, visit www.freedomandfocusconference.org. We are planning the fifth conference in 2018! Stay tuned!

The previous three conferences were held in Bogota, Colombia (2014); Vancouver, Canada (2012); and Barcelona, Spain (2010).



Happening now: a 6-day workshop in India taught by Catherine and Associate Heather Lyle, with 5 more Associates. All these teachers have very strong ties with India. See the Calendar of events for many other offerings.

Public voice workshops taught by certified Fitzmaurice teachers offer introductions, reviews, or new experiences of the work. For more information on these voice workshops, which are usually between one and six days, look for voice workshops in the Events section of the website.

Public Fitzmaurice Voicework® classes are taught by certified Fitzmaurice teachers and offer an ongoing opportunity to explore this work. For location and contact information about ongoing voice classes, visit the voice classes section.


To find certified Fitzmaurice voice teachers near you for private voice lessons or for inquiries, visit our teachers section.

You can search for certified Fitzmaurice teachers with the following specialties:
Clinicians (Doctors or Speech Language Pathologists)
Singing Teachers
Knight-Thompson Speechwork Teachers

You can also search for certified teachers in the following ways:
Geographic Locations (find teachers by their location)
Institutions (find teachers by the institutions in which they teach)
MFA Programs (find teachers who teach in graduate programs)
Non-English Language Speakers (find teachers who are fluent in languages other than English, as well as English)

We have Associates and Assistants in Australia (Melbourne, Perth, and Sydney), Austria (Innsbruck and Vienna), Belgium (Antwerp and Ghent), Canada (Guelph, Montreal, Regina, Toronto, and Vancouver), Chile (Santiago), England (London), Colombia (Bogota), Cuba (Havana), Denmark (Copenhagen), Finland (Helsinki), Germany (Berlin), India (Mumbai), Ireland (Dublin), Mongolia (Ulaanbataar), Norway (Trondheim), Panama (Panama City), Peru (Lima), Russia (Moscow), Singapore, Slovenia (Ljubliana), South Africa (Cape Town), Spain (Barcelona and Madrid), Sweden (Stockholm), and Switzerland (Lausanne), as well as in most states in the USA. See our Teachers pages / Geographic Locations.


Saul Fitzmaurice Kotzubei is Director of The Fitzmaurice Institute. Further announcements are pending.

Catherine Fitzmaurice with Master and Associate teachers will offer a workshop in New York City May 26-31, 2017. This workshop is six days, not the usual five days.

Master Teacher Saul Kotzubei offers weekend intensives in Public Speaking and in Voice in Los Angeles. See www.voicecoachLA.com.

Master Teacher Phil Thompson and teachers trained by him and Dudley Knight will offer courses in Knight-Thompson Speechwork in 2016 / 17. To learn how you can study this groundbreaking work, visit www.ktspeechwork.com.

Master Teacher Joan Melton will offer workshops in One Voice: Integrating Singing and Theatre Voice Techniques with Dance and Anatomy study during 2016 (includes Fitzmaurice Voicework®). See www.joanmelton.com. .

Master Teacher Ilse Pfeifer continues her Fitzmaurice Lab series in New York City.

Master Teacher Micha Espinosa will be teaching in Bali again with Associate Aole Miller in June 2017.



For more information or to be added to our mailing list, email us at: info@fitzmauricevoice.com.



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