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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.

The Fitzmaurice Voice Teacher Certification Program letter of information & application is ready for the 2016/17 voice teacher training program in Barcelona, Spain! See our Calendar of Events. Email us using this link for more information on this in-depth voice teacher training.



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 five days, look for voice workshops in the events section of the website.

For a taste of several aspects of the work, we recommend you register online for the next five-day workshop taught by Catherine Fitzmaurice with Master and Associate Teachers in New York City in June 2016. See the Calendar of Events.

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)


The next available Fitzmaurice Voice Teacher Certification Program will take place in June/July 2016/17 in Barcelona, Spain.

Email us using this link for more information and application materials for the voice teacher certification program.

Please Note: there are prerequisites for the voice teacher training program, and you may send in an application expressing interest before completing the prerequisite work.

Payment plans and a limited number of partial scholarships are available.



The Fourth International Freedom and Focus Conference, open to the public and to those with or without experience of our work, will take place in Dublin Ireland, July 14-18, 2016. For more info, visit www.freedomandfocusconference.org

The Third International Freedom and Focus Conference
took place in Bogota, Colombia July 14-19, 2014. More than 20 Fitzmaurice teachers, including Catherine Fitzmaurice and Saul Kotzubei, taught workshops to 100+ participants. The previous two conferences were held in Vancouver, Canada and Barcelona, Spain.

Our second conference exclusively for certified Fitzmaurice teachers, The Second International Fitzmaurice Teachers Symposium, took place June 20-25, 2015 in New York City. Over 50 teachers participated in this, and in the First International Fitzmaurice Teachers Symposium in New York City in 2013. We expect to schedule the next in 2017.



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

Certification 14 will complete their program during July/August 2016 in Los Angeles, with participants from 4 continents.

For information on the next Voice Teacher Certification Program to be held in Barcelona, Spain June 27-July 29, 2016 and June 23-July 28, 2017, email us. Deadline for applications for this program is May 15, 2016.

Catherine Fitzmaurice with Master and Associate teachers will offer the annual 5-day workshop in New York City June 11-15, 2016.

Master Teacher Saul Kotzubei offers weekend intensives 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. 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 Micha Espinosa is currently teaching in South America--Peru and Chile--and will teach with Aole Miller in Bali, Indonesia again in June, 2016.

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

We have Associates and Assistants in Australia (Canberra, 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), Norway (Trondheim), Panama (Panama City), Russia (Moscow), Singapore, Slovenia (Ljubliana), South Africa (Cape Town), Spain (Barcelona and Madrid), and Switzerland (Lausanne), as well as in most states in the USA. See our Teachers pages / Geographic Locations.

Fitzmaurice Voicework® teachers address the human voice: voice in performances both scripted and improvised, 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 looking for voice teachers in New York, Los Angeles, and hundreds of other cities in the USA or abroad, you can find them in the teachers pages. In addition to having many voice teachers in New York and Los Angeles, we have voice teachers in Canada, Australia, Central and South America (including Panama, Bogota, Santiago), in Spain, in England, and many other European and Asian countries. If you are interested in writings about voice and breath and related areas, please visit our writings page. If you are interested in voice or 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.



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