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Breath Is The Master Key to Compelling Speech

From Breath in Action, Chapter 12 by Rena Cook “Without mastering breath nothing can be mastered.” G.I. Gurdjieff “…to be inspired– with words, song, dance, or art of any kind…

Empowering Women’s Voices

As I am developing the post-OU, new professional chapter of my life, I find that I am becoming more and more energized by the topic of Empowering Women’s Voices. I…

Oklahoman Coaches Dialect, Voice For Lyric Theatre’s ‘Billy Elliot’

When Oklahoma City’s Lyric Theatre decided to stage “Billy Elliot,” artistic director Michael Baron asked Rena Cook to share her expertise. Actors tend to develop a good ear for accents,…

Young Women & Their Voices

I have been fascinated and often concerned about how young women grow up using their voices. As a voice trainer, I frequently have to undo years of unhealthy and ineffective…