Voice - Certified Fitzmaurice Teachers

Fitzmaurice Voicework Website. The official site for Fitzmaurice Voicework. It contains information about Fitzmaurice Voicework, Catherine Fitzmaurice, and all the teachers she has certified. It also includes a complete schedule of events throughout the world, articles, and useful voice-related links:

Voice - Dialects/Accents

Dudley Knight's and Phil Thompson's approach, known at Knight Thompson Speechwork, is innovative and effective, and it is philosophically and practically compatible with Fitzmaurice Voicework. The LA-based teachers listed here incorporate this work and bring their own perspectives to speech training.




Knight Thompson

Voice - Singing

I have worked with all of these teachers and recommend them.   

Richard Armstrong. Richard Armstrong was trained by Roy Hart and is an excellent and inspiring teacher: - NEW YORK

Heather Lyle. Heather Lyle has completed the Fitzmaurice Voicework Certification program and has a long practice of teaching behind her: - PACIFIC PALISADES (CA)

Joan Melton. Joan Melton is a Master Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework and has written a great book about combining singing and speaking training: - FULLERTON (CA)

Nadine Risha. Nadine is an incredible, spiritually-oriented singer who tours all over the world. Her teaching style is both specific and open hearted: - LOS ANGELES (CA)

Voice - Supplies for Study

This is a list of supplies and retailers that I use for my  teaching. There may be other retailers that are cheaper for comparable quality.

batakas - a soft foam bat (Uniquity: 1-800-521-7771)

foam rollers - the 3' long size, both 6" round and 1/2 6" round:

neti pot - for people who suffer from seasonal allergies or sinus infections. Many people suggest that it is best to fill the neti pot with purified luke-warm water and 1/4 teaspoon non-iodized salt with no fillers. Whole Foods carries both the neti pots and saline solution:

personal steamer - steam is a great soother of the vocal folds:

pump - the "Sport Pump" quickly inflates the stability balls:

stability balls (inflatable exercise balls) - I use the Gymnic Stability Balls or Swiss Pro Balls because they are high quality. I suggest 65cm for people 5'10" - 6'2" tall; 55cm for people who are shorter; 75cm for people who are taller:

yoga blocks - shaped like bricks, these yoga props can make some of the physical positions more accessible to people who aren't very limber:

yoga mats - for many people, any inexpensive yoga mat or even a blanket is fine. Some people prefer thicker mats to cushion the spine and ankles, such as the Tapas Ultra mat, or Tapas Mandara mat. For some people a lot of cushioning is necessary, in which case the Airex Coronella mat is excellent. It's very thick, weighs 6 lbs, and costs about $90:

yoga straps - makes some stretches more accessible:

zafus - a Japanese round cushion ideal for some of the work. I prefer the kapok (cotton) filling over the buckwheat because it gives more over time:

zafus (Fitzmaurice-branded) - these are buckwheat filling: