Private Sessions

Are you wanting to be a more persuasive public speaker? Are you preparing for audition, presentation or competition? Are you looking for a safe space for physical and vocal expression? Whether you are a performer, professor, public servant, politician or parent, the study of authentic communication can go a long way in helping you navigate the challenges of everyday performance.

Through voice work and training in physical storytelling, you will unlock an ease of communication, sure to affect all aspects of life. Practice spontaneity, freedom of movement, precision of intonation & articulation, postural alignment, breath, emotional clarity, nerve management, and more, through private sessions tailored to you. The work will be scary, sometimes silly, often illuminating, and always collaborative.

To inquire about private sessions, reach out by phone or email, or fill out the contact form.


Shawn Ladd


"I hadn't raised my voice in song since I was a kid in Mom's church choir when I was invited to audition for an original musical. In three weeks' time, Leah had me not just singing the number, but performing it, with strong character and good scene work. Yeah - I got the part."

Sliding Scale Fee Structure

Believing in the importance of offering everyone a chance to explore their voices, I also recognize that this kind of training is an expense not all can afford. Therefore, I offer a set number of mid-level and lower-level fee sessions each month to those who may have difficulty covering the full fee. This image is a helpful tool in identifying where you might fall on the scale. The private session fees are as follows:


Full Fee: $65/hr plus 2/3 of studio rental (total of $75)


Mid-Level: $50/hr plus studio rental (total of $65)


Lower-Level: $35/hr plus studio rental (total of $50)

Cancellation Policy

In providing this flexible fee structure, as well as not requiring a weekly commitment from my students, I ask that students observe a 48hr cancellation policy. If not observed, students will be charged for the lesson as booked.