The Lessac System
Of Vocal and Physical Training:

“Don’t envy a good voice, you already have one.”

 

 “A good voice is not an elusive and undependable gift; with correct training you can have a voice that will always function well in any situation.”

 

~Arthur Lessac

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Teaching a Lessac vocal workshop at the Voice Foundation's Symposium on the Care of the Professional Voice.

“(Diane) doesn’t simply teach the work, she uses it, lives it, and applies it to her own healthfulness and her own continued improvement as a teacher and artist…Diane’s deep familiarity with a variety of approaches within voice and speech include singing, science, and therapy of the voice, not to mention other voice systems. She definitely has an “all around training.” I can wholeheartedly give you my full support for Diane Gaary.”

 

~Arthur Lessac,

The Lessac Institute

 

She always encouraged me to find my own voice without any pressure or force, and to have a carefree spirit about it and search with a childlike curiosity…I would encourage anyone to study and explore with her.  It is a gift to learn from Diane Gaary

 

~Robin Carr,

 

President, Lessac Institute, Associate Professor of Voice and Acting University of Southern Mississippi,

Certified Lessac Kinesensic Trainer

 

“As a drama director, every season I would lose my voice. I mentioned this to Diane and she asked if I wanted to try the Lessac System. Using Lessac, I haven't lost my voice for ten years. The cast said "but it's a tradition. You always lose your voice before the week of the show!" My response was "The Lessac System works like an antioxidant for my voice!"

 

~Valerie Nutter, Educator

What is the Lessac System?

The Lessac Voice and Body System develops the health, resonance, and expressiveness of your voice and body through Kine-sensic training.  Vocal and physical explorations and the use of familiar experiences, teach you to consciously feel the Kine-sensic sensations of healthy vocal and physical use. This unique “Kine-sensic” training empowers you with tools to joyously teach yourself to develop the health, beauty, and expressiveness of your body and voice.
 

 

Actors, Singers, Teachers, Coaches, Preachers, and Public Speakers:
 
Many professions require the prolonged and athletic use of the voice.  Through vocal training, you can learn how to become a vocal athlete with healthy vocal stamina, and a powerful, strong, effortless, enjoyable, and attractive speaking voice that expressively and honestly conveys your thoughts, feelings, and personality.

With the Lessac System, You Can:

 

  • Vocally

    • Cultivate the elements of a good voice 

      • Power and stamina without strain or pain

      • Effortless volume and intelligibility

      • A wide range of expressiveness

      • Attractive resonance 

    • Develop the resonance, range and unique beauty of your voice by feeling and using the vibratory sensations that effectively guide professional speakers and singers 

    • Experience supportive “kine-sensic” coaching that empowers you to sense your body’s kinesthetic signals and learn through pleasurable sensations

    • Reveal your unique vocal resonance and expressiveness through a system that teaches through sensation as opposed to imitation

    • Use familiar sensory experiences and creative explorations to develop the vocal skill (there are no drills or rote exercises in Lessac training!) 

    • Discover a creative, organic, and spontaneous emotional connection to text (The Lessac System treats the text as music that you can explore for rhythmic, resonance, and interpretive possibilities.)

    • Be inspired by the limitless expressive possibilities of words by recognizing and “playing” their inherent musicality

    • Transform stage fright into performance energy

    • Relish the dynamic and expressive rhythmic nature of word sounds so that you never need to worry about articulation and intelligibility issues

 

  • Physically:

    • Easily and organically access different amounts and types of physical energy

    • Pleasurably work with your body to increase your access to power, speed, effortlessness, and expressiveness

    • Instantly access emotion for the stage through physical choices

    • Enhance your physical confidence.

    • Learn how to listen to and care for your body by effectively working with your body’s inner “wisdom”