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Faith Rumer: Private acting coach & singing coach • New studio location in Burbank
Expert Coaching for the Singer
Unparalleled Training for the Actor
Distinctive Creativity Mentoring for the Artist
Exciting news for Casey! Casey is a featured songwriting contestant on the new NBC TV show Songland, premiering May 28th, 2019!
In Songland, three powerhouse music producers give undiscovered songwriters a chance to have their song released by a superstar recording artist, including Jonas Brothers, John Legend, Meghan Trainor, Charlie Puth, OneRepublic, Old Dominion, will.i.am, Macklemore, and more. Each producer will choose three songwriters to take their favorite ideas to the next level.
As Emily Treadgold on The New Nine writes, “Casey Cook is the new songwriter you need to be watching…” And beginning Tuesday, you can watch her on NBC!
Take a minute now and listen to her song magic on Spotify and YouTube!
Faith is without a doubt one of the best vocal coaches I’ve ever had. She is professional, intentional, personal, and gives her whole heart to my lesson every time. She is a master of the best tips and tricks for vocal warm ups and reaching new levels with my vocal abilities, and the way she provides instruction for reaching those new levels is quick, direct, and effortless. In a matter of seconds I comprehend the notes she gives and can match her direction. She breaks a song down line by line to understand the story first and recognize the emotion coming from it. Once we get into a comfortable rhythm of breathing, I actually find that I have more and more energy with each vocal pass I do. And with each pass, Faith challenges me to do it even better the next time, and it improves significantly without fail, every time…
Bottom line, if you listen to her guidance, direction, and sage advice, you will be shaking your head throughout your lesson like me, just in awe of what she can teach and you can understand in such a short period of time. Faith is a gift. She is an absolute joy to work with, a master at vocals, and wants the best for you in every angle of your performance. Cannot speak more highly of her. Grateful to have her in my life. Love you Faith!”
— Casey Cook
“After hearing Casey Cook… I was so intrigued, not only by her effortlessly gorgeous voice… but by her tenacity and self-starter attitude.”
— Emily Treadgold
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“The purpose of training is to free the body so that we can respond
to the instinct of the moment.
The most important thing is to express ourselves authentically to
be an open channel for artistry.”
Singing, Dialect & Acting Coach
(aka: Susan Rumor)
You can learn to sing more effectively in all situations. Whether in the recording studio or in live performances, you simply need to know and trust your voice.
Whether it’s comedy or drama, every great actor needs a powerful and connected body & voice in order to convey the depth, range and emotional life of their characters.
I offer distinctive and accurate dialect and accent coaching. You will learn to confidently deliver an authentic and believable accent appropriate for your character and script that will land you the role. Available on set or as a private acting coach for dialects.
When we are singing with freedom and connection to our artistic expression it seems to come directly from our soul.
Dialect Coaching & Accents
Learning a dialect requires more than just mimicking someone’s speech.
Voice For Actors
Casting Directors, Managers, Agents & Directors react to you by what they see AND what they hear.
Private Acting Coach
ou gain more and more confidence, and you will stop being afraid to take risks.
“Faith coached me into my role of Gabby Douglas. She really helped me explore the character, and helped me with gaining more confidence. Her passion gave me exactly what I needed to book the role. I am forever grateful to have worked with such an awesome coach.”
IMANI HAKIM (Actor)The Gabby Douglas Story (Lifetime), Everybody Hates Chris (CBS)
My Doctor noticed a huge change with my jaw alignment, the place of my tongue when I speak and the reduction of stress. Faith helped me find the tone of my voice that makes me feel confident and reminded me that all the preparation that I’m going thru definitely will pay off to become a great actress.”
NADIA GARCIA SANDERS (Actor)Credit goes here
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Learn the craft, techniques, & styles that will land you that gig or role
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My Proven Method for over 25 Years
Private acting coach • Private singing coach & private voice coach
Group acting classes • Creativity workshops
When we are singing with freedom and connection to our artistic expression it seems to come directly from our soul. I’ve certainly experienced that feeling in my body, my instrument. I’ve experienced my body expressing resonance, tones, vocal textures, even phrasing that I never consciously thought of. And my students have experienced that same feeling. It’s what athletes call “being in the zone.”
The cool thing is that your body is an instrument capable of creating and expressing your most interesting and unique voice. When most people sing, they are trying to control their singing. But what I usually observe in many singers is that they are over-controlling their instrument. They are using muscles in their jaw, tongue, throat, upper chest and stomach to try and hit high notes, sing with volume, or develop a style. This will create excess tension in the body and it will shut the natural voice down.
We do need to be able to control our instrument, but this is done best with what I call “Breath Management.” Our voice is a wind instrument. So we have to be aware of how to have that air pressure work for us and not against us. Not only do we need to manage our air pressure, we also need to direct the airflow (and sound) that happens above the vocal folds.
When we efficiently place this airflow and sound in our resonating chambers, our mouth and in our head, it will have a direct positive result in the color or tone of our singing.
I teach many singers of all styles. This is in addition to my work as a private acting coach. And it doesn’t matter if you want to have a beautiful and crystal clear tone or have that wonderful soulful rasp in your voice. It’s all possible, when you free up your instrument.
DIALECT COACHING AND ACCENTS
Learning a dialect requires more than just mimicking someone’s speech. In order to develop a believable accent that you can recall and use at will, the accent or dialect needs to be broken down into sound changes, vocal patterns and inflections, tone focus, body language of the culture, and individual character choices.
To maximize your success, you’ll be coached and guided through the process of learning and integrating these changes into your own body and speech.
Faith has worked with actors all over the world in acquiring believable accents for film and television; including Marion Cotillard, David Wenham, Jason Clarke, and film stars from Egypt, Pakistan, Thailand, England, Spain, Italy, France, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Accents and dialects taught here include a standard American accent, AND any other type of accent needed for your role. Skype sessions are available.
VOICE FOR ACTORS
Casting Directors, Managers, Agents & Directors react to you by what they see AND what they hear. Our great actors maximize their performances because they have free, powerful, emotional and connected voices.
Much of the work is about getting out of your head and into your body. As a private acting coach, I feel acting is now visceral and spontaneous, surprising and exciting. In my private acting coach sessions you’ll learn to incorporate simple, but extraordinarily effective exercises I’ve designed for my voice class. The results are often instantly life changing for the actor. The great news is, this method gets very fast results, and so it is very effective when preparing for an audition or even on set.
In our voice class you will work on vocal exercises that will give you a natural but powerful sound. You’ll also maximize your impact by effectively aligning your body and releasing excess tension. And you’ll be given simple but powerful techniques to consistently access your emotions through your body and voice. In addition to my work as a private acting coach, I offer private voice coaching for corporate execs and group lessons for sales teams.
I’ve had the great joy of being a private acting coach to some of the best actors in the entertainment business. I’ve discovered that greatness comes from finding and fully accepting your own unique voice as an actor. When that happens something frees up in you – it’s what I’ve discovered as a private acting coach to world-class stars.
Then, acting will become exciting, challenging and fun. You gain more and more confidence, and you will stop being afraid to take risks. Again and again you will find the depth in your work as you bring your characters to life. Your acting is now believable and truthful. This is my philosophy as a private acting coach.
You have become an artist. You have become the storyteller that the audience will want to watch again and again. Let me become your private acting coach and you’ll be empowered to succeed personally and professionally.
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private acting coach
Private singing coaching and acting coaching offered by appointment only
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My studio is located at
The Compound Production House
4201 W. Burbank Blvd., Burbank, CA 91505