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Ellen L.
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Solve your speaking challenges with an expert speech & voice pathologist and Broadway vocal coach
Adrenalin and many other factors can trip you up when you're talking and change the quality of your sound - or even make your voicea hard to produce. As a nationally certified (CCC) clinical voice therapist and Broadway healthy speaking voice coach, Ellen has extensive experience working with everyone from Broadway performers to executives to salespeople to teachers to middle and high school students. She is equally expert in solving your speaking dilemmas, strengthening voice production overall, and working on task-specific speech and voice needs, whether that be screaming in a play or speaking over loud noise all day. Ellen is also an expert in improving your speech articulation overall and in accent modification for non-native English speakers and has done both types of work with a variety of professionals in NYC. Your sessions with Ellen begin with you sharing you specific speaking goals and challenges. In that same first session, Ellen will formulate a plan for your speaking work, taking into account your goals, the sound of your speech and vocal quality currently (she is an expert analytic listener), the settings which prove most challenging for your speaking, and how you best like to work and learn. You will always know why you're doing the exercises or other speech and voice tasks you're doing (aka what is being specifically addressed.) All of Ellen's work is evidence-based, utilizing her knowledge of speech and voice anatomy and physiology and what has been proven in scientific study to be most effective to create speech and voice change. And before you get worried that it's going to feel like being in a doctor's office with a humorless robot - fear not! Ellen does speaking speech and voice work because she loves talking to all types of people as well as analyzing speaking and singing sounds. You are sure to enjoy your sessions as well as achieve measurable progress. *If you are experiencing voice problems, Ellen is a good place to start - she can do a preliminary voice evaluation and if needed refer you to most expert voice specialist physicians in your area. These physicians are all fellowship-trained laryngologists - aka "ENTs who are just the T" and who have done intensive training under a supervising laryngologist.*
About Ellen L.

Ellen is a proud "voice nerd" who loves everything about working with both speaking and singing voices. She has a unique combination of professional experiences: - as a clinical voice therapist in NYC, helping everyone from classroom teachers to C-level executives to college professors to Broadway performers produce their healthiest and therefore best-sounding vocal qualities in speech, singing, or both - as classroom teacher and educational theatre program designer and director - as a Production Vocal Coach on Broadway plays and musicals This combination of professional experiences allows Ellen to make the shyest young singer, the busy executive or professor, and the active professional performer equally comfortable and feeling as if they are being maximally productive in their sessions while still enjoying them. Ellen worked with the original Broadway cast of Matilda the Musical as one of two assistant Production Vocal Coaches for both speech and singing, was the sole Production Vocal Coach for the multi-Tony nominated Broadway play Hand to God, where her job largely involved facilitating safe screaming (!), and has worked 1-on-1 with performers from the Broadway casts of The Crucible, Mean Girls, Wicked, Book of Mormon, School of Rock, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, and many others. Ellen founded the training company Musical Theatre College Auditions, for whom she still coaches, and is a nationally-recognized expert in the singing aspect of musical theatre college auditions. Ellen has an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology with a clinical specialization in voice therapy and voice care and a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has 15 years of clinical voice therapy experience working alongside laryngologists (vocal fold specialist ENTs). Ellen is also a certified secondary classroom teacher (grades 7-12) and has happily spent 30 years as a musical theatre vocal coach at every level from pre-K shows to actual Broadway productions and education theatre director. Ellen is a highly experienced, expert teacher of all levels of speakers and singers - no one is too new or too advanced!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1988

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M.S. Speech-Language Pathology

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Ellen L.
Teaches Online
Solve your speaking challenges with an expert speech & voice pathologist and Broadway vocal coach
Adrenalin and many other factors can trip you up when you're talking and change the quality of your sound - or even make your voicea hard to produce. As a nationally certified (CCC) clinical voice therapist and Broadway healthy speaking voice coach, Ellen has extensive experience working with everyone from Broadway performers to executives to salespeople to teachers to middle and high school students. She is equally expert in solving your speaking dilemmas, strengthening voice production overall, and working on task-specific speech and voice needs, whether that be screaming in a play or speaking over loud noise all day. Ellen is also an expert in improving your speech articulation overall and in accent modification for non-native English speakers and has done both types of work with a variety of professionals in NYC. Your sessions with Ellen begin with you sharing you specific speaking goals and challenges. In that same first session, Ellen will formulate a plan for your speaking work, taking into account your goals, the sound of your speech and vocal quality currently (she is an expert analytic listener), the settings which prove most challenging for your speaking, and how you best like to work and learn. You will always know why you're doing the exercises or other speech and voice tasks you're doing (aka what is being specifically addressed.) All of Ellen's work is evidence-based, utilizing her knowledge of speech and voice anatomy and physiology and what has been proven in scientific study to be most effective to create speech and voice change. And before you get worried that it's going to feel like being in a doctor's office with a humorless robot - fear not! Ellen does speaking speech and voice work because she loves talking to all types of people as well as analyzing speaking and singing sounds. You are sure to enjoy your sessions as well as achieve measurable progress. *If you are experiencing voice problems, Ellen is a good place to start - she can do a preliminary voice evaluation and if needed refer you to most expert voice specialist physicians in your area. These physicians are all fellowship-trained laryngologists - aka "ENTs who are just the T" and who have done intensive training under a supervising laryngologist.*
About Ellen L.

Ellen is a proud "voice nerd" who loves everything about working with both speaking and singing voices. She has a unique combination of professional experiences: - as a clinical voice therapist in NYC, helping everyone from classroom teachers to C-level executives to college professors to Broadway performers produce their healthiest and therefore best-sounding vocal qualities in speech, singing, or both - as classroom teacher and educational theatre program designer and director - as a Production Vocal Coach on Broadway plays and musicals This combination of professional experiences allows Ellen to make the shyest young singer, the busy executive or professor, and the active professional performer equally comfortable and feeling as if they are being maximally productive in their sessions while still enjoying them. Ellen worked with the original Broadway cast of Matilda the Musical as one of two assistant Production Vocal Coaches for both speech and singing, was the sole Production Vocal Coach for the multi-Tony nominated Broadway play Hand to God, where her job largely involved facilitating safe screaming (!), and has worked 1-on-1 with performers from the Broadway casts of The Crucible, Mean Girls, Wicked, Book of Mormon, School of Rock, Jesus Christ Superstar, West Side Story, and many others. Ellen founded the training company Musical Theatre College Auditions, for whom she still coaches, and is a nationally-recognized expert in the singing aspect of musical theatre college auditions. Ellen has an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology with a clinical specialization in voice therapy and voice care and a Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She has 15 years of clinical voice therapy experience working alongside laryngologists (vocal fold specialist ENTs). Ellen is also a certified secondary classroom teacher (grades 7-12) and has happily spent 30 years as a musical theatre vocal coach at every level from pre-K shows to actual Broadway productions and education theatre director. Ellen is a highly experienced, expert teacher of all levels of speakers and singers - no one is too new or too advanced!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1988

Education

M.S. Speech-Language Pathology

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 14+

Speaks

Has background check

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M.S. Speech-Language Pathology
Jan 2004 - Aug 2007
Duquesne Univerity
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC)
May 2008
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
Class Act Teacher Award
Oct 1999
Giant Eagle Supermarkets
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Jan 2004
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment, including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems, including swallowing disorders.
Phi Beta Kappa
Mar 1991
The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

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