Episode 15: About your voice, with Lynn Singer

Today’s podcast topic is one of the nearest and dearest to my heart: your voice. So it is an honor that on this episode you’ll be hearing the deeply resonant and soulful voice of my colleague Lynn Singer. In her decades of studying and teaching acting and voicework in New York City, Lynn has worked with some of the greatest personalities in the world. But though she’s learned with some of the best, Lynn’s approach to voice training is fully and uniquely her own. Listen as Lynn shares about how truth comes from vulnerability and why accessing our emotional life is crucial, whether we’re performing or speaking to our loved ones. PLUS Lynn will reveal the actor Richard Burton’s 3 Secrets of Language - the vocal techniques that catapulted him to fame.

Listen here on Apple Podcasts.

Listen here on Spotify

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Plus, want to practice speaking your truth beyond listening to the podcast? Check out the Speak Your Truth Membership Community HERE!


Show notes:  

Lynn’s website - she does coaching and classes and offers free consults. Learn more here: http://www.lynn-singer.com/

Here is the animated Trailer of Lynn’s book, Breaking Into Brilliance: http://breakingintobrilliance.com/ and you can email Lynn directly for access to the online book: [email protected]

...Or you can buy the soft cover copy of Breaking Into Brilliance here on Amazon... “Packed with beautiful original artwork, stories, dreams and exercises, Lynn becomes the gentle guide that illuminates your inner brilliance and you true nature, allowing your true self to shine through.”

At the very beginning of the episode Lynn mentioned using curcumin (the compound in turmeric) and pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) to help with congestion.

Here’s more on bioenergetics, a practice Lynn studied for 20 years: https://www.lowenfoundation.org/what-is-bioenergetics

Here’s more information about Fitzmaurice Voicework, the theatre voice practice in which Elissa is certified: https://www.fitzmauriceinstitute.org/

More information about the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA): https://www.rada.ac.uk/

More information about T. Schreiber Studio, where Lynn taught acting for many years: https://tschreiber.org

Here’s the book Lynn mentioned she was reading, Sacred Sounds by Ted Andrews

Info about the Doterra Breathe cough drops: https://www.doterra.com/US/en/p/doterra-breathe-respiratory-drops

Here’s the book Respect For Acting by Uta Hagen - the theater on both sides of the footlights, for actors and audiences who favor truth in a creative process.

Here’s Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in Cleopatra and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

And in contrast, Marlon Brando in The Ugly American.

Lynn briefly mentioned the spiritual teacher Matt Kahn.


For more info about the podcast and how to join the Speak Your Truth Membership Community, visit www.howtospeakyourtruth.com.

As a member of the Speak Your Truth Membership Community, you get:

  • Enrollment in the How To Speak Your Truth online course,
  • Live online group sessions with Elissa twice a month where you can ask your questions and be inspired by others’ stories.
  • Exclusive behind the scenes footage of the podcast each week,
  • Astrological insight on the new and full moons,
  • And access to the membership forum where you can share your experiences and interact.

Learn more and sign up at www.howtospeakyourtruth.com.

You can find more info about Voice Body Connection and take the “What’s holding my voice back?” quiz at www.voicebodyconnection.com.

Production Credits:

Our Assistant Producer is Suzie Masser

Our Editor is Eilise Bonebright

Our Graphic Designer is Laura Sills

Our Photography is by Sophie Mathewson

Our Audio Consultant is Martin Carrillo of heardrum.org

And our theme song is “Waters of Body” by Strange Weather

Please note that Amazon links in the show notes are connected to the Voice Body Connection Associates account. All other partner links are acknowledged. Thank you for supporting the podcast!



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