Janet Madelle Feindel
Feindel was designated as a Linklater Voice teacher in 1993, after completing a teacher training with David Smukler in 1989. In 2018, she received a lifetime honorary membership to the Pacific Voice and Speech Foundation for her “exemplary contributions to the care and pedagogy of the artistic voice.” She has coached Academy Award Recipient F. Murray Abraham, Tony Award Recipients Patina Miller, Leslie Odom Jr; Golden Globe Award recipient Matt Bomer and Tony Nominee Josh Gad (Frozen 1, 2), among many others. Her coaching credits include: Theatre for a New Audience, NYC/Royal Shakespeare Company Complete Works, UK alongside Cicely Berry, CBE; Stratford Festival, Birmingham Conservatory Canada; & the US Queer as Folk. She is a certified Alexander Technique Teacher (AmSAT, CanSTAT, ATI). She has presented at international conferences including: Choice for Voice, British Voice Association; Care of the Professional Voice Symposium and the International Congress of the Alexander Technique.
Her book The Thought Propels the Sound, Plural Publishing is utilized at training institutions including Stanford University. She has published numerous articles on the intersection of Voice and Alexander Technique, including a chapter in Performer’s Voice, Plural. She is Professor Emerita at Carnegie Mellon School of Drama where she introduced Linklater Voice & Alexander Technique and initiated the Diversity/Inclusion Committee. She is certified in Fitzmaurice Voice and assisted Richard Armstrong (Roy Hart) at the Banff Centre, Canada. Her play, A Particular Class of Women, appears in Singular Voices, Canada Playwrights Press.