W. Steven Lecky - Bio - Speaker Training

 

One of Canada’s foremost voice and speech trainers, Steven has been active as an educator, director and coach for over 30 years. He is a highly sought-after training consultant to professional voice users. Steven is best known for developing the Vox Method, a ground-breaking training approach for speakers, singers and actors that promotes an organic, repeatable and high-level integration of voice, movement, gesture and emotion in the speaking process.

 

Professional Experience

  • Taught voice and speech at McGill University, Concordia University and The National Theatre School of Canada, for 10 years

  • Taught voice and speech at the Professional Theatre Program of Dawson College for 25 years, served 15 years as Chair

  • Design, content and delivery of a 3-day workshop workshop for the European Environment Agency (Copenhagen, March 2016)

  • Design, content and delivery of a 4-hour workshop for La Banque Nationale du Canada (Montreal, March 2016)

  • Design and content of 3-day workshop for the European Environment Agency (Copenhagen, September 2015)

  • Design, content and delivery of 8-month training program for The Jeanne Sauve Foundation for Sauve Fellows (Montreal, September 2015-May 2016)

  • Design, content and delivery of 6-month training program for The Jeanne Sauve Foundation for Sauve Fellows (Montreal, October 2012-April 2013)

  • Design, content and delivery of workshop for TEDx speakers (May 2013)

  • Design, content and delivery of workshop for CEGEP Teachers (Pedagogical day at Dawson College (October 2013), Champlain College (April 2014)

  • Private coaching for speakers: speaking skills; voice work; dialect; vocal issues; writing

Clients include:

  • 15 environmental entrepreneurs, YES Summit: speaking, writing (Sweden)

  • Television anchor, news reporter, weather reporter (speaking, voice)

  • President of Beorganik (speaking, voice)

  • Teachers (vocal issues, dialect reduction)

 

Related Work

  • Training of actors (classical, contemporary) and singers (jazz, opera, broadway, pop)

  • Workshops: Acting for Opera; Musical Theatre; Choral singing; Audition Technique

  • Theatre Director (classical, period, contemporary works)

 

Qualifications and Credentials

  • Author of two books and two training DVDs:  Vox Method: TRAINING THE VOICE and Vox Method: THE ACTING PROCESS;

  • Licentiate Diploma in voice performance, Bachelor’s Degree in piano performance, and  Master’s Degree in voice performance from McGill University;

  • Member of ACTRA (The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists)

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