Who we are
Suzanne Parke MA BA runs Parke Communication and offers courses and coaching in voice, speech and performance.
Suzanne is a teacher, performer and coach with over twenty five years’ experience in the voice industry. Originally trained as an actor, Suzanne gained a BA in theatre arts from Antioch College in the USA and a Postgraduate Certificate from the Drama Studio London. In 2000 Suzanne was awarded a MA in Voice Studies from the Central School of Speech and Drama. Since then Suzanne has taught voice at the Guildford School of Acting and Thames Valley University. She is currently Head of Voice at Performance Preparation Academy, a Visiting Lecturer in Voice at the Thames Primary Consortium and a Voice Tutor for the Voice Care Network.
Lesley Hendy EdD MA ADSD (Central School) LGSM has worked in education for 40 years both in Primary and Secondary schools and in teacher training. She is a former Senior Lecturer in Drama and Education in the Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge.
Since leaving Teacher Education in 2000, she has specialised in Voice Training and runs courses for teachers for the LEA and for schools in East and West Sussex. She has a small private practice that includes teachers, managers, sales representatives and newsreaders for local radio.
Her publications include ‘Voice Workshop’ a book about voice for teachers (NATE pub), a series of articles for teachers on the training of children’s voices called ‘A Voice for Life’ for the Primary English Magazine.(NATE), voice articles for teachers in ‘Teaching Expertise’ a teachers’ magazine and ‘Speak2Learn’, a handbook for Primary School Teachers (2006).
Where we work
Currently we supply voice training for providers of initial teacher training and schools throughout the UK.