Voice Specialist Jessica Doyle-Mekkes
Jessica is the Head of Musical Theatre at East Carolina University where she has taught voice and vocal pedagogy since 2017.
Jessica has spent the last 15 years studying the human voice and working as a vocal coach for actors, singers, and public speakers. An internationally published writer and sought after clinician, her debut book, I’m Speaking: every woman’s guide to finding your voice & using it fearlessly (Rowman & Littlefield) and was hailed, “...a bible in standing your ground without trepidation,” by Booklist.
Voice & Dialect Coach Rebecca Simon
Rebecca is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at East Carolina University where she is the resident specialist in Voice, Text & Dialects.
She maintains a vibrant private studio and is grateful to serve clients in diverse industries from across the globe from New York to Los Angeles to Pakistan to London to Greece to Bangkok and many places in between, including work locally with television news professionals and production companies.
Jessica & Rebecca provide training for groups from 5 to 500+, as well as small group and 1-on-1 coaching for the corporate and academic arenas.
They are passionate about helping ESL, first-generation, and advancing professionals hone their communication skills both professionally and interpersonally.
Neutralization of Regionalisms & Accent Reduction
Speech & Presentation Coaching
On Camera/Media Coaching
Contact for Pricing & Availability.
with Voice Specialist Jessica Doyle-Mekkes
and Voice & Dialect Coach Rebecca Simon
Jessica starts by asking 3 questions:
Where are you now?
Where do you want to be?
How long do you have to get there?
These partnerships are created to get you from where you are now to where you want to be on your timeline (a minimum of 3 month commitments are required). Our partnership includes bi-weekly 45-minute 1-on-1 Zoom video or telephone calls (your choice) with detailed exercises, reading, and homework in between - all focused on your unique goals and starting point. The work will evolve as your skills do.
Why 3 months? Because new skills take time. Exercise science tell us it takes a minimum of 2-weeks for change to start to occur & longer if we're retraining old habits that are no longer serving you. To create lasting, life long change we have to retrain your voice, body, and mind; not only creating new skills but ensuring they will be available to you no matter what circumstances arise.
Jessica asks that new clients commit to a minimum of a 3 month contract to ensure that they are setting themselves up, not only for initial success, but for success in the long term.
Coaching agreements begin at $1500 per month.
Every woman-in-charge needs a trusted advisor, a confidant, a ride-or-die, someone who is there only for them, without agenda. Who is yours?
Jessica isn't your competition. She isn't on your payroll. She isn't going to "Yes" you or blow smoke up your ass because she's trying to get ahead. Trust me, sending clients out into the world sounding like shit when you've told them they're doing fantastic is really bad for business.
What she is is the person who will give you honest, thoughtful, expert feedback. She's your champion. She knows when to talk and she knows when to listen (which is usually the more important of the two).
She'll help you go from expert in your field to figure head of your organization...ask for what you want & get what you need...prepare you to have the difficult conversations. She'll make sure you are ready to take on whatever is in your path, and that you sound great doing it.
Think no one teaches you how to do these things? Jessica does.
Advisory engagements are done by retainer and operate in an on-call fashion, starting at $2500 a month.