Freer Bell, Freer Sound – An Introduction to Miller Voice Method's (mVm) Mask Work (Craniofacial Release): Part 2


  • 29 March 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Applications Open 9 March 2023 8:00 am
Applications Close 29 March 2023 10:00 am
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In Part 2 of Nick Curnow's  mVm session we will explore simple and actionable stretches, massages and exercises which release tension in the apparatus of our spoken voice. Some areas which we explore may be familiar to you, but in mVm we get highly specific and targeted in this work. Why simply “release your jaw” when you can target at least four specific muscles in specific and repeatable ways which will do this? Why simply “let your tongue release forward” when you have a whole sequence of exercises which support this intention? Perhaps more importantly, why do we need to do these things at all? What tangible result/s do they achieve? This workshop will give you at least 10 specific exercises which you can incorporate into your own work or routine which target release and alignment in your vocal apparatus. This workshop will specifically explore the JAW, the TONGUE, and the NECK. Understanding of mVm’s Active Breath (communicated in Part 1 of these sessions) is highly beneficial, but not mandatory. All participants should come with a piece of memorised text. This class will take place at 12-1pm AEDT (Syd/Melb) and 2-3pm NZ time.  


  • Nick Curnow

    Nick is an actor, director, and voice & dialect specialist with 20 years’ experience in the industry. He has coached extensively in film, television, and national and local theatre companies such as Sydney Theatre Company, Opera Australia, Company B Belvoir, Ensemble Theatre, STCSA, QTC, Red Line, and the New Theatre. He has also worked extensively in voice over, and voice over training. He holds an MFA (Voice) from NIDA, Graduate Diploma from University of New England, BA (Performance) with Distinction from Western Sydney University (formerly Theatre Nepean, UWS), and is a Certified Teacher of the Miller Voice Method (mVm). Acting credits include Jumpers for Goalposts, My Night With Reg, Fully Committed, Wittenberg, Take Me Out, and The Boys in the Band. Recent dialect coaching credits include feature films The Enforcer, Interceptor, and Outback. He has just finished three years as the coordinator of the Voice and Dialect programs at Adelaide’s Elder Conservatorium’s Bachelor of Music Theatre (ECMT). Nick has been a proud member of MEAA since 2002. Check out all his credits at


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