In my work as a voice and acting teacher, I’m guided by a deep curiosity about how our humanity can be more fully revealed in the sounds we make. I’m a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework® (I was one of Canada’s first), having studied intensively for over ten years with founder Catherine Fitzmaurice and nearly all of the other Master Teachers of this work.
I have also trained in a broad range of voice techniques including: Linklater, Lessac, Roy Hart, Grotowski/Barba, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, the Suzuki Method for Actor Training, and classical singing. I’m a graduate of the MFA Acting program at Temple University in Philadelphia (with an Emphasis in Voice and Speech). My voice and acting students and clients range from beginners to recognizable Hollywood actors, world-touring rock musicians, and opera singers who perform regularly on stages like the Met in New York.
For more information about working with me, or to discuss whether a workshop or coaching session would be good fit for you, please get in touch using the contact form on this page.
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What clients say
Noah approaches the work with utmost honesty and professionalism, and in turn brings that out in his students. He simply helps you let go. He helps you connect body and mind — to speak or sing from the centre of your self.Dan Mangan
Over several decades of a life in the theatre, I’ve been lucky enough to work with great voice teachers – Patsy Rodenburg, Cicely Berry, Kristin Linklater, Richard Armstrong and Enrique Pardo, among others – and now I’m happy to add Noah Drew. Noah is knowledgeable, passionate, kind and inspiring. Many of the techniques were new to me, and he taught them with patience, thoroughness and a lively sense of fun, always creating a safe atmosphere that allowed all of us to take risks. I loved it.Kate Lynch
Noah is an attentive, astute, and compassionate teacher. He is so present and giving that it creates a sort of magical space to explore this useful work.Leslie McBay
Whenever I meet an actor that is looking to free up something new in themselves, I recommend Noah. Fitzmaurice Voicework is one of the most transformative and enlivening practices out there, and Noah is a gifted and enthusiastic teacher.Ross Beschler
I got everything I was hoping for from this workshop and much more.Linda Pitt
Doing Fitzmaurice work with Noah has been such a gift! His sophisticated knowledge of the body and mind and his understanding of the actor make his teaching extraordinary. The work we have done has made a night and day difference in my acting process, auditions, and even my presence in everyday situations. This work is necessary and Noah is the ideal instructor.Megan Nguyen
A fantastic weekend… a rich, exciting, joyful experience. After only one workshop, I can already apply what I have learned to my work, not to mention my day-to-day life! Noah is a fantastic instructor and the perfect ambassador for this amazing process.Kelly Sheridan
When I left the workshop, I felt like I could actually breathe. I felt what it was like to have a full and present voice without strain.Nick Hunnings
I felt very safe with Noah. This work is so rich and potent!Heather Doerksen