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TEACHER OF VOICE

“Georgia is a remarkably insightful vocal coach and technician, drawing from her 20+ years of experience as a performer and songstress. They say: those who can, do; those who can’t, teach. Georgia’s the exceptional exception.”
– Sums Selvarajan & Yee Yang ‘Square’ Lee,
Co-Managers, Modern Māori Quartet

TEACHING BIO

The Art of Voice: Song

Vocal technique for all levels: beginner to advanced. All lessons individually targeted to your needs and level of innate ability, skill and experience. Topics covered include:
  • Pitch, rhythm, ear training, musicality
  • Kinetics of correct production of free, authentic tone
  • Timbre, palatal choice, articulation
  • Range – how to manage and increase
  • Breathing and breath support, phrasing
  • Body mechanics and support, including vocal health and maintenance of the instrument
  • Phrasing/emotional connection/telling a story
  • Musicality/musical education
  • Understanding genre, genre ability and suitability
  • Crafting repertoire and set lists
  • Stagecraft and the ‘Art of Song’
  • Managing performance anxiety; singing your truth
See Freedom of Voice page for more on the psychology of your self-expression

Gift of Song

Gift a friend or loved one the joy of song!
Special gift certificate price of $140 for 2 hours. Contact me to purchase and then download the certificate below

Vocal Diagnostics

A comprehensive report on your strengths and weakness of your vocal technique
  • Individually appropriate exercises given
  • For intermediate to advanced singers

The Art of Voice: Speech

Vocal technique for all levels from beginner to advanced. All lessons are individually targeted to your needs and level of innate ability, skill and experience. Topics covered include:
  • Pitch, rhythm, prosody
  • Kinetics of correct production of free, authentic tone
  • Timbre, palatal choice, articulation
  • Range – how to manage and increase
  • Breathing and breath support
  • Body mechanics and support, including vocal health and maintenance of the instrument
  • Public speaking and presentations – how to deliver your best voice

Now available! half or full day workshops at ‘The Yurt’, Kawau Island.
See workshops for details.

Contact me for individual sessions, group workshops and artist mentoring.
  • Private Pupils
  • Corporate Individuals & Teams
  • Entertainment Industry
  • Mental Health Service Providers
  • Yoga & Retreat Centres

Testimonials

  • “She is a passionate and engaging teacher, and her holistic approach to singing not only gave me the skills I needed to keep my voice healthy during long periods of repeated and taxing use, it helped me discover whole new elements to it that I never knew it had.”

    “Georgia nurtures your unique sound and style, and helps you get the very best out of your voice.”

    Daniel McBride, Sheep, Dog & Wolf
    NZ Music Awards Critics Choice Winner 2013

    Daniel McBride
    Sheep, Dog & Wolf, NZ Music Awards Critics Choice Winner 2013

  • “She has wonderful energy and commitment to the craft of singing and performing which enthuses the students.”

    “It is a wonderful experience for actors to find their singing voice- Georgia makes it happen!”

    Johnny Givins, Head of On Screen Acting
    South Seas Film & Television School

    Johnny Givins
    Head of On Screen Acting, South Seas Film & Television School

  • “The [Toi Ora Singing/Voice] class is a wonderful blend of technical and practical skill-sharing encompassed within her natural ability and energy to get the best out of the members participating.”

    “Georgia’s ability to engage with and connect people together is infectious, and through her positive encouragement people try new challenges, open themselves up to others and find their voice! The positive fun nature of the sessions are truly uplifting, making a real and meaningful impact for people.”

    Erwin van Asbeck, Managing Director
    Toi Ora Live Art Trust

  • “We brought Georgia in to our rehearsals to help free the singing voice of a young actor – he had a great tone but it was restricted. In just an hour Georgia had encouraged a full and articulate sound to come out. He loves his new found voice.”

    Tim Bray, Artistic Director
    Tim Bray Productions

    Tim Bray
    Artistic Director, Tim Bray Productions

  • “Just an amazing woman with the heart and head of someone who truly wants to help her students become confident with themselves and their singing voices”

    On Screen Acting 2014 Student
    South Seas Film & Television School

    Johnny Givins
    Head of On Screen Acting, South Seas Film & Television School

  • “I cannot speak highly enough of Georgia. She is passionate about voice, not only is her knowledge and experience phenomenal but she has the gift of being able to coach her students in a most unique effective and encouraging way.”

    “Georgia coaches creatively and intuitively.”

    “Georgia makes learning to sing the most amazing experience for which I shall be forever grateful.”

    Linden Cowan
    Private Pupil

  • “Georgia Duder-Wood ran a full day of voice training for a team of sales people I manage. The team found the course thoroughly engaging and energising.””Georgia’s delightful manner meant the entire team worked as a group and all felt perfectly comfortable participating and trying new ways of using their voices.”

    “I would recommend a day like this for any team hoping to make a bigger impact, improve their engagement levels and who want to have fun whilst they learn.”

    Meg Lodge, National Sales Manager
    Major International Corporate

  • “We recommend Georgia very highly. She is highly skilled technically but also passionate, and knowledgeable, about her craft. She is extremely personable and caring of each actors’ varied style, ability and performance experience. Even non-singers were able to perform a song with confidence under her tutelage.”

    Michele Hine, Artistic Manager
    The Actors’ Program

GEORGIA DUDER-WOOD
B.A.     DIP. PROF. THEATRE      DIP. YOGA

As a singer passionate about sharing my love of song and self-expression through voice, I have been studying vocal pedagogy and vocal technique, including sound healing and Naad Yoga, for well over a decade.

In 2008 I qualified as a yoga teacher to consolidate a yogic philosophy to the teaching of voice, believing whole-heartedly that the integration of mind, body and spirit is essential for free, authentic expression of self through voice.

I teach private clients, both singing and voice; work in the corporate sector, training individuals and teams; freelance in the music, film and television industry, particularly with actors who need to sing; teach or hold Master Classes at Drama Schools; and work in mental health for Toi Ora Live Arts Trust. I also run public workshops in retreat and yoga centres and at festivals across New Zealand.

Please contact me if you would like to talk about singing or voice training for you or your organisation including team building through singing.

GEORGIA@GEORGIA.CO.NZ   •   +64 21 61 5591
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