DescriptionVoice Movement Integration offers individual lessons, classes and workshops in voice (speaking and singing), movement (the Feldenkrais Method®) and The Integrated Voice a unique method developed by Marina Gilman, that trains voice through attention to movement.
The Integrated Voice and the Feldenkrais Method® are innovative ways to explore and develop not only your voice, but also your ability to move with ease, become more expressive and communicative in all aspects of your life.
Individual voice or Feldenkrais Functional Integration® lessons are available by appointment. Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement® classes are offered in 4-6 week sessions throughout the year. The Integrated Voice ½ -day Workshops are currently offered 3 times a year.
The Feldenkrais Method®, developed by physicist and mechanical engineer Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, provides a safe, non-invasive, low impact way to feel better, reduce stress and move with increased comfort and ease. This method is ideal not only for individuals with physical limitations such as chronic pain or neurological conditions, but also for people who want improved performance as actors, musicians or athletes, or just be able to move and function better in whatever they do.
The Feldenkrais Method® is taught either as verbally directed class lessons called Awareness Through Movement® lessons or individual lessons called Functional Integration®. Functional Integration is a hands-on form of tactile, kinesthetic communication. The Feldenkrais practitioner communicates to the student how he/she organizes his/her body and through gentle touching and movement, helps the student discover how to move in more expanded functional motor patterns.
Marina Gilman, director, developed The Integrated Voice a unique method of voice training based on her training and experience as a singer, voice and speech trainer, Speech and Language pathologist specializing in voice, and Guild Certified Feldenkrais® practitioner. The Integrated Voice method trains individuals to use their voice for singing (all musical styles) and speaking through the exploration of body mechanics as they relate to breathing and posture. Through this process students begin to discover the coordinated action necessary for developing a flexible and dynamic voice.
Marina Gilman, M.M., M.A., CCC-SLP, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner is a voice specialist with training in the speaking and singing voice as well as an understanding of the somatic aspects of voice use. Ms. Gilman is a trained singer, voice teacher, speech pathologist and Feldenkrais practitioner. She has trained actors at the Steppenwolf Summer Theater School and taught voice and speech as an adjunct faculty member at the DePaul University Theater School. Ms. Gilman directed the vocal coaching program at Cornell University and was chair of the Voice department at Syracuse University. Ms. Gilman sang professionally with the Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, New York and the Ithaca Opera Association in Ithaca, New York in addition to giving recitals in New York City, Washington D.C. and the central New York State area.
In addition to Voice Movement Integration, Ms. Gilman, in her capacity as a speech and language pathologist with a voice specialization, has worked with top Laryngologists in Chicago and Atlanta. She is the speech pathology singing voice specialist at the Emory Voice Center, Emory University Department of Otolaryngology.