Voice acting isn't just about the speech. It's much more about the character and the soul that is being conveyed through the voice itself. Mr Bill Pepper will help you put in LIVE and SPIRIT into your voice acting!
An accent is a distinctive way of pronouncing a language; and a dialect is a particular form of a language which is peculiar to a specific region or social group. Having a good understanding of these can help you get into character!
Text refers to a book or other written or printed work, regarded in terms of its content rather than its physical form. Mr Bill Pepper will make the words dance off the edge of the paper and out of your mouth!
Bill Pepper holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Letters (Drama), a Diploma of Education and the Advanced Diploma in Voice Studies of the Central School of Speech and Drama, London. He is an Associate of the English Speaking Board and Fellow of the Trinity College of London. He has also studied Voice and Acting in England, America and Australia with Cicely, Berry, Kristin Linklater, Rowena Balos, Prunella Scales, Patsy Rodenburg and Accents and Dialects with Andrew Jack and Jill McCullough.
Bill has directed many theatre productions and has taught Voice and Acting throughout Australia, including several years at NIDA (National Institute of Dramatic Art) and the Sydney Actors Centre. He has been dialogue coach on numerous Theatre, Television and Film Productions (including Moulin Rouge, Garage Days, Crash Palace, Queen of the Damned, Lovers at Versailles and Little Fish) and has coached many of Australia’s leading performers, including four Oscar winners.
Mr Bill Pepper held the position as the Head of Voice at the School of Drama, Victoria College of the Arts in Melbourne. It was at this position that he served for 2 years, and then went on to NIDA
Being pretty darn awesome, he was then promoted to become the head of Voice Studies at Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), Australia's first education and training for theater institute for film and television, offering higher education and other courses in a range of disciplines. Pretty darn prestigious if you ask me!
As if NIDA isn't good enough, Mr Bill Pepper was invited to teach an amazing workshop at The British American Drama Academy, Balliol College, Oxford, England.
Mr Bill Pepper's good name spread all over the world, even to the small cosmopolitan city, Singapore! Mr Pepper was invited to hold intensive workshops to help the local artists bring their vocals to the next level.
Well, this is something that's for you to decide! If you are a vocal instructor or an media artist, click on the "Contact" tab and drop Mr Bill Pepper a message. It's about time to unleash your inner voice and free yourself!
Michael Selway, M.A. (History), M.Ed.(English, Drama), M.C.W. (Creative Writing), M. C.S. (Cultural Studies)I Highly commend Bill Pepper!He is a highly skilled teacher, experienced communicator, who is highly skilled to bring out the best in students. Bill has a vast knowledge of Shakespeare and modern theater. He is also an authority in his field. Technical expertise in all areas of Voicework. His highly empathetic approach also allows him to meet needs of students at their level of need.
Suzanne Heywood, ArtistI had the great pleasure of being Bill's colleague at the Victorian College of the Arts School of Drama. He is a Master teacher who possesses not only a vast knowledge of the subject matter but also incredible insight into the vocal needs of the individual student. He is supportive and encouraging while facilitating excellence so that students in his care truly realise their potential.
I love Bill’s energy and zest.
He brings body and voice alive through focused, enjoyable activities.
Bill can bring voice and presentation skills alive for the most reticent speaker.Leslie Cartwright, Senior Voice Teacher
Excellent workshop. Looking forward for more, cheers!Suniil Datwani, Artist
An actors voice is something that can make or break them and Bill Peppers Voice workshop appreciates this truth, and pushes the actor to bring more of their human selves to their spoken words. I will continue to practice the exercises recommended so long as I act. A great course from an experienced and educated teacher for anyone who wants to take command of their voice!Zenia Ann Starr, Artist
Bill sits in the ranks alongisde many of today's top vocal coaches including Cicely Berry, Patsy Rodenburg and Rowena Balos. As a voice student and an aspiring voice coach, no teacher that I know of and/or have worked with has had more impact and influence on me than Bill, his approach simple, direct, and highly practical. Bill is also a great mentor and friend who has been present and very supportive throughout my performing and vocal endeavours. I find no hesitation in recommending Bill to ANYONE seeking assistance with their vocal discovery and development.Mark Wong, Voice, Speech and English Language Tutor
On many occasions in my 30-something years as an actor I have been coached by Bill for numerous accents, Shakespeare and audition monologue preparation always with top results. Bill is Australia's premier voice coach, having been the Head of Voice at NIDA for many years and he also teaches internationally on a regular basis.His teaching style is generous, positive, friendly & expert; and Bill is a consumate professional. I am more than happy to recommend Bill Pepper for any and all voice/accent/performance issues you may have.Jane Edwina Seymour, Actor
Bill's classes are an inspiration, offering depth, range and a solid foundation for truly creative work.Tony Knight, Head of Acting, NIDA
As a young untrained actor I was always on the look out for mentors and teachers. In Bill Pepper I found someone who could unlock the mystery's of the voice's power in simple, practical terms. Bill gave me a lot of confidence.Russell Crowe, Actor
I heartily recommend Bill Pepper's excellent video - an admirable reminder of the basic principles for ex students, while for the rest of us, he makes it sound like fun!Richard Cottrell, Director
When I started working with Bill, I was immediately inspired by his generosity and his passion for words and voice. Having done mostly one-man cabaret and independent theatre in the past, performing the lead role ofthe Engineer in Miss Saigon in theatres with 2000 seats had called for a different set of vocal skills. Bill inspired me to access my unique true voice, when the whole body is engaged and vibrating, and when everything we say comes from our emotional core in the pelvis. Combining that with text analysis and phrasing for effective communication, Bill helped me find the vocal largeness, clarity and stamina that the role demanded so I could “fill the house” consistently and safely. I’m eternally grateful to Bill for an amazing journey and growth, and for inspiring a lifelong love affair with words.Rick Lau, Miss Saigon Australian Tour 2007-2008
My vocal work at drama school with Bill Pepper is probably one of the most significant aspects of my training. 6 years out of drama school - I'm continually seeing and reaping the benefits. Bill has a wonderful ability to free the voice and help actors find colour and texture in all styles of work from classical theatre to film. He also understands text in its dramatic context which is invaluable for actors. He is one of the best vocal coaches in the country.Jason Chan, Doctor, Actor & Nida Graduate