The Voice Studio is the private teaching studio of singer and voice consultant Julia Booth.
Julia teaches a wide variety of clients ranging from pop and commercial recording artists to musical theatre and classical singers. Julia also works with actors, teachers and a range of occupational voice users wanting to refine their skills or who are seeking vocal therapy.
Local clients visit her studio in Hamilton, New Zealand while national and international clients consult online using FaceTime and Skype.
Julia collaborates with colleagues distinguished in their respective fields including internationally renowned Estill Voice Instructors, ENTs (Ear, Nose & Throat specialists), performance physiotherapist Peter Chum, and a Pilates expert Vicky Stuart-Jones. This holistic approach to understanding how the voice functions in relation to the body is presented through a number of events including workshops and courses held throughout the year.
Anyone, beginner to expert, singer or not, is invited to book a private consultation or attend a particular event. You are invited to read further about Julia’s background or contact her directly for further information.
Julia Booth is a classically trained soprano (MMus) who performs regularly throughout New Zealand. Her love of performance is rivaled only by her passion for empowering people to demystify their voice.
An alumnus of the NZ Opera School, Julia was introduced to the Estill Voice System (EVS) through the work of the school’s senior lecturer Paul Farrington. Julia was fascinated by Jo Estill’s model and since pursued a pathway within EVS. While under the mentorship of Paul Farrington and Anne-Marie Speed, Julia qualified as a Estill Master Trainer (EMT),one of only two in New Zealand. She has worked as an EMT with Anne-Marie Speed in Canada, Finland, USA, Australia and New Zealand and offers online post-course support for those wanting to pursue further study within the Estill Model.
Julia works with performers and occupational voice users from across New Zealand. Outside of her private studio, Julia has been the voice lecturer at WINTEC (School of Media Arts) in Hamilton, NZ and at both the University of Canterbury (School of Music) and University of Waikato (School of Music) as well as voice coach for the Musical Theatre Academy at St Peter’s School in Cambridge, NZ.
A new Intro to Estill Voice Training Workshop Series is being offered this year. Evening workshops offered once a month are open to anyone wanting to learn more about their own instrument through the science based Voice Model developed by Jo Estill. Learn how the mechanics of the voice work and how to apply bespoke exercises to your own individual voice.
If you would like to be notified directly about upcoming events, please e-mail Julia from the Contact Page below. Requests for courses are also welcome.