MASTER VOICE, ACTING & STAGE PERFORMANCE COACH
Shondra has her own private practice as a voice, acting and stage performance coach for children and adults of all ages, professional and non-professionals who desire to learn and broaden their singing & acting skills. She's also brought on as a guest coach for lead principals in plays and musicals for schools & conservatories.
- Voice placement
- Proper breathing skills
- Breath, pitch and tone support
- Voice projection
- Stylizations & interpretation skills
- Performance skills
- Cold reading skills (acting)
- Life coaching for goal setting and confidence building
- Business skills and knowledge
"I worked under Shondra's excellent guidance for five years, and what a tremendous experience it was. She laid the groundwork for me when I started with her at age ten, and the lessons remain in my hear to this day! I'm now 22 yrs. old and acting professionally in Los Angeles! Over the course of those five years Shondra coached me on monologue development, voice over work, improv,
improv, stage presence, and even breathing technique. Not only does she teach about the craft, but also about the business side and how to handle everything that comes with being a working artist. It was a fantastic crash course and completely opened my eyes to the world of performing. It's one thing to have a great coach, but Shondra has been and still is a very talented WORKING actor herself and so she is constantly bringing new ideas to her teaching. Her energy is electric and being taught by her is so much fun. I truly recommend her to any aspiring artist."
Jule Johnson, Working Actor in Los Angeles
After a devastating childhood experience singing in the church choir, my voice fell silent for the next 40 years. Every time I tried to sing, I was the brunt of family jokes.As time passed, my fear of singing, especially in public, only grew. Tired of being gripped by fear, I faced it head-on and began voice lessons with Shondra.
Within two months, she had me on stage in her church singing a solo and now I sing weekly in that church choir. My greatest fear has been transformed into one of my enjoyable past times. As for those critical family members, I shocked them all with the surprise performance at my daughter’s wedding in Hawaii singing Over the Rainbow while playing ukulele! Now we all sing and play music every time we get together!"
Connie Avery, Supervising Manager w/Gore Industries, Musician,
"Shondra helped me to truly understand a lot of things that were keeping me from attaining the things in this life that I really wanted.The confidence that I gained and the realization that I AM a beautiful and talented woman, allowed me to excel and
to not only become Ms Senior Arizona 2016, but to also receive awards for, Best Talent, Best Philosophy of Life and Most elegant. What I gained from working with Shondra is something that I will have forever and that is priceless!! Thank you Shondra for everything!"
Jeanne Martin, Ms. Sr. Arizona 2016 & Singer, Musician at Blazin' M Ranch
"I first met Shondra when I was 15 years old. I had just moved from Chicago where I was working with a personal acting coach and was looking to continue working with a professional and coach privately. Being an aspiring actress in a small town, I knew I needed someone who understood and was still working in the industry.
Shondra was able to give me guidance and coaching to enable me to continue with my passion and pursue it long term. She taught me how to work and prepare to work on monologues, and songs. With her help I auditioned for acting conservatories in London, New York and Los Angeles, and landed a place at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in the Big Apple. Having just finished my first year at the Academy, I truly believe that this opportunity wouldn't have been possible without the intensive coaching of the wonderful, the magnificent: Shondra Jepperson."
Jojo Cottle, 2nd Yr. student Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC