"Working with Anna-Helena Mclean is a great joy and source of nourishment for me. Anna-Helena is an incredibly experienced embodied voice coach who has supported me for many years now, enabling me to refine my own skills and presence. Her ability to configure training according to my professional development needs is phenomenal: Whatever the aim of each session, I walk away feeling empowered, resourced and inspired"
1:1 VOICE & CORPORATE COACHING
ONE ON ONE VOICE AND PERFORMANCE SESSIONS
Currently well established on Zoom or privately
Suitable for actors from all backgrounds, singers, physical theatre performers, practitioners and public speakers.
Tailored to request. More information here
VOICE WORK FOR CHILDREN WITH PMLD (Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties)
Anna-Helena is currently pioneering new extended voice work with Tract and Touch and leader of Resonant Tails across special schools throughout UK
CORPORATE COACHING & EVENTS
Anna-Helena has worked with an international team of professional communication coaches at Springboard Consultancy and provides bespoke coaching for corporates. Previous corporate experience range collaboration with Wow Talks, Mindapples, Awake Projects, Sonata Software, John F Demartini, Alef Trust, Adah Parris, The Quadrangle Trust, West Lexham, Pamela Prather A Town Explores a Book
COMMUNITY BASED: 'IDENTITY CHOIR'
Anna-Helena is currently developing her project The Voice Lesson in conjunction with community outreach exploring broadly accessible extended voice work techniques, learning songs from around the world and creating soundscapes through improvisation and electronic looping. Anna-Helena works with a specialist team offering outreach for groups from variegated backgrounds and experiences including: Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, Talented groups of young people with an interest in music making, LGBTQIA+ young communities as well as adult communities, groups of young girls only or women only, parent artists with children, neurodivergent adults and groups with mild special needs.
Right from the get-go, I was impressed with the sheer breadth of Anna-Helena’s knowledge - of technique, of traditional songs, of avenues towards creative freedom, and of the practicalities of creation and rehearsal as a solo performer. She tailored each session to what I was desiring and requiring at that moment in my development, and I gleaned very much from each meeting. Anna-Helena has skillfully adapted to the medium of online teaching, and is more than able to break through the technological barrier and create a human-to-human in-the-room kind of connection with me as her student. Additionally, by virtue of meeting over Zoom and Skype, I was able to record each lesson, listen back, and use it to help guide my daily practice. As a performer and practitioner, Anna-Helena is highly disciplined, adventurous, and marked by integrity. As a teacher, she is dedicated, generous, receptive, understanding, and highly motivating. I recommend one-on-one lessons with Anna-Helena for anyone working with voice, text, and/or song, in the pursuit of deepening an existing practice or sharpening the tools of ones embodied craft.
Georgia-Lee Johnson, professional musician and Steiner teacher
Working with Anna-Helena and her ACT practice online has taken my singing and composition to a completely new level: A magical experience that brings out the most raw and honest musical, physical, and emotional impulses within me. The training has broadened my view on my creative process and enabled me to approach it from a more technical music standpoint. It helped me to truly discover my emotions and organically create what echoes with them.
Yuxuan Liu, 3rd year Theatre Studies student at East 15 Drama School
Anna’s huge enthusiasm and broad performance experience made her the ideal person to encourage confidence and develop strategies for projecting the voice and relaxing on Zoom. She greatly values individuals, the diversity that each brings and works to draw out the best in people.
Emma Harding, Directing producer of A Town Explores a Book and Ceramicist
Anna gave an inspiring and mind opening session which was hugely useful in building the confidence of the group, and allowing them to find their own ways of connecting with audiences digitally.
Dan Matthews, Producer, Isolation Station