Photo cred: Sam Gostnell

Actor, Voice Coach,

& Integral Sound Healing Practitioner

          Born in Virginia, raised in Puerto Rico, and Alaska grown; I am an Afro-Latina fluent in English and Spanish. My culturally unique upbringing fuels a deep desire to positively impact the world through performance and healing arts. Art has the ability to facilitate amazing things in the world, and I am most passionate about work that moves and inspires people to be more empathetic and inclusive.​

          As an actor, I am proud to be professionally represented for voice-over by Atlas Talent Agency, and commercially by A3 Artists Agency. As an educator, I've taught at; University of California Irvine, Center Theatre Group, Pacific Residence Youth Conservatory, Laselle College of Arts in Singapore, Seydways Acting Studio, Cal State University Fresno, Institut D'l Teatre in Spain, The Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, and Adishakti Labratory for Theatre Arts Research in India.

         Currently, I am based in California  focused on growth in my career as an actress, nurturing a blossoming private practice, and teaching academically at Crafton Hills Community College, and Studio School Los Angeles. 

Experience:

  • MFA in Drama at University of California Irvine

  • B.A. in Theatre, a B.A. in Psychology, and a Minor in Music (vocal performance) from the University of Alaska Fairbanks

  • Certified Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Institut D'l Teatre, in Barcelona Spain. ​

Explore Voicework

With Me

Online Body|Breath|Voice Workshop Series

     Please join me APRIL 27TH - MAY 29TH on MONDAYS & FRIDAYS for a WEEKLY VIRTUAL Body|Breath|Voice Workshop Series! Mondays will focus on Presence 8-9AM and Destructuring 10-11AM. Fridays will focus on Restructuring 10-11AM and Play 12-1PM.

     This will be an open class to anyone interested in self-discovery, personal development, and deepening their vocal practice. Every week will be different, and I will offer a combination of techniques including Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, Integral Sound Healing, & MORE!

 

☆☆☆WHAT YOU'LL NEED:☆☆☆

¤ Water To Drink

¤ Yoga/Pilates Mat (Not required but very useful!)

¤ Zafu/Meditation Pillow (Any small cushion works!)

¤ Comfy Outfit (Movement clothes that make you feel free!)

¤ Memorized Text (For Example ~ Excerpts from a Monologue, Poem, Song, Something You Wrote, Etc.)

• You can access these classes via Zoom Meeting ID: 810-6091-4612 with the password: VOZNICOLE

       ♡ Rooted in the Honor System, this is ***DONATION BASED*** workshop.

 

       ♡ The suggested donation amount is $35. Venmo: @NMCowans

       ♡ No one will be turned away for lack of funds!!!

Private Sessions

     Private voice sessions provide you with the opportunity to focus on your specific needs.​ Depending on your needs, we can focus on these and other areas:

  • Presence and Embodiment: learn to take up space, develop greater vibrancy and receptivity, and speak in an embodied way.

  • Individualized Vocal Warm-ups: develop personal warm-ups that address your needs.

  • Your Voice: connect to and use your authentic voice in healthy, clear, vibrant, and creative ways.

  • Stress and Anxiety: learn to feel better and express yourself more effectively under stress.

  • Communication: develop your ability to communicate clearly, expressively, and effectively in a variety of contexts.

  • Vocal Power and Freedom: strengthen your voice, increase resonance, and reduce vocal fatigue. Free a high, tight, or monotone voice.

Duration:

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  • Most client prefer either one or two sessions per week. Less than one session per week is usually not helpful.

  • Private Session last one-hour. More time can always be allotted, if you reach out ahead of time.

  • Depending on your goals, you may finish after a few sessions or want to continue on a regular basis.

  • 30-Minute Performance Coaching sessions are available for a $20 fee upon request.

Fees:

  • Regular Rate & Sliding Scale: ​​

    • My regular rate is $95 for a One-Hour Private​ Session.

    • ​​When needed, I offer a sliding scale of $35 - $95 to accommodate clients of different means. It's on the honor system, and you don't need to explain the amount you pay.

  • Discounts are available for purchasing multiple sessions upfront.

  • Scholarships:

    • I also offer a limited number of need-based merit scholarships.​

    • To Apply, please message the following through the Contact form below: 

      • The level of scholarship you need​

      • The financial basis of your need

      • How our working together could help you

      • How the success of our work might help others

    • I'd like to say yes to every request, but because of demand I rarely take on new scholarship clients.

Group Classes

       As a Certified Fitzmaurice Voicework® Teacher, I hope to offer you a wealth of perspective and exercises. I also draw upon a variety of other approaches (including Knight-Thompson SpeechworkSvaram Integral Sound Healing Techniques) to address the group's needs. The work will be conceptual, experiential and practical, and the emphasis will change as needed. 

  • Conceptual: How you understand something affects how you do it.

  • Experiential: It’s not enough just to understand something. In order to learn something deeply, you also need to experience it directly.

  • Practical: It’s important that our work is useful outside of the studio.

Duration:

  • Most clients prefer either one or two sessions per week. Less than one session per week is usually not helpful.

  • Group Sessions last two hours . More time can always be allotted, if you reach out ahead of time.

  • Depending on your goals, we may finish after a few sessions or want to extend onto a series of workshops.​

  • Introductory Intensive Workshops are available upon request.

Fees:​​

  • Regular Rate & Sliding Scale: ​​​

    • My regular rate is $300 for a Two-Hour Group​ Workshop.

    • ​​​​When needed, I offer a sliding scale of $150 - $300 to accommodate clients of different means. It's on the honor system, and you don't need to explain the amount you pay.

Let’s Get in Touch

 

Nicole Cowans

Actor | Voice & Speech Coach

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