Welcome to the VoiceGuy

The VoiceGuy is Eric Armstrong’s site about Voice, Speech, Language and Dialects for Professional Actors, Actors-in-Training, and voice users of all types who want to better their voice. Though the site has been on hold since summer of 2008, we’re not moving over to new servers, and there should be new material coming online soon.

The main goals of the site for 2007-08 was to create a blog and podcast on Voice and Speech for actors. The blog came out at least once per week for most of the second half of 2007, with audio and video support when possible. The VoiceGuy continues to be a resource of voice and speech warm-up and workout materials that users of the site can access.

Eric Armstrong is the voiceguy. Eric is a dialect, voice, speech and text coach based in Toronto, Canada, where he normally teaches full-time at York University’s Dept. of Theatre. Eric has been teaching voice for the actor full-time since 1994, and has taught in Canada and the US, at the University of Windsor, Brandeis University, Roosevelt University, Canada's National Voice Intensive and York University. He has worked for nationally and internationally recognized companies such as Crow’s Theatre, Volcano, SoulPepper, & Canadian Stage in Toronto, and The Court Theatre and Steppenwolf in Chicago. Eric holds a BFA from Concordia University (Montreal) in Theatre Performance, and an MFA from York University (Toronto) in Acting. His mentors were David Smukler (York, Canada’s National Voice Intensive) and Andrew Wade (Royal Shakespeare Company). He has also studied at the Drama Studio, London, and Il Stage Internazzionale di Commedia dell’Arte in Reggio Emilia, Italy. He’s a long time member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, where he has served on the board, as a conference planner, photo editor for the Voice and Speech Review, Founding Director of Technology and Internet Services, and has written numerous peer-reviewed articles, essays and reviews for the VASTA Newsletter, the VASTA Voice, and The Voice and Speech Review.

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