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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 books on 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 for more related info.


Our Sixteenth Fitzmaurice Voice Teacher Certification Program will be in Los Angeles, California June 9-July 14, 2018 and June 7 (evening)-July 13, 2019. Application information is now available. Write to

We are happy to announce our Seventeenth Fitzmaurice Voice Teacher Certification! It will be taught by a team of our Spanish language-speaking Master and Associate teachers in South America in January 2020 and 2021. To let us know of your interest, write to


The Fifth International Freedom and Focus Conference will be in London, UK, July 20-24, 2018. For more info, visit

The first four conferences were held in Dublin, Ireland (2016); Bogota, Colombia (2014); Vancouver, Canada (2012); and Barcelona, Spain (2010).

Our third symposium exclusively for certified Fitzmaurice teachers, The Third International Fitzmaurice Teachers Symposium, was held in June 2017 in New York City. Around 50 teachers participated in each of our symposia in New York City in 2013, 2015, and 2017.


We are offering the next multi-week Performer / Practitioner Intensive in December 2018/January 2019 in New York City. This is intended for people with experience of Fitzmaurice Voicework, who don't wish to train as teachers, or who can't undertake a 2-year commitment at present.

For an experience of Fitzmaurice Voicework with Saul Kotzubei, see our Calendar of Events or go to

For an introduction or review of Fitzmaurice Voicework, consider the many workshops listed in the USA and in many other countries, taught by Catherine Fitzmaurice or Master or Associate teachers. See our Calendar of Events.

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 (Montreal, Regina, Toronto, and Vancouver), Chile (Santiago), England (London), Colombia (Bogota), Cuba (Havana), Denmark (Copenhagen), Finland (Helsinki), Germany (Tuebingen), India (Mumbai), Ireland (Dublin), Italy (Arezzo), Lithuania (Vilnius), 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. Other department Directors are Cynthia Bassham, Joseph Bates, Noah Drew, Micha Espinosa, Michael Morgan, Jeff Morrison, Ilse Pfeifer, and Lynn Watson.

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

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

Master Teacher Joan Melton will offer workshops in One Voice: Integrating Singing and Theatre Voice Techniques with Dance and Anatomy study in 2018 (includes Fitzmaurice Voicework). See .

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

Master Teacher Micha Espinosa and Associate Teacher Helena Walsh taught in Shanghai China with Catherine and Saul.


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