Find Your Inner Voice
Voice Lessons & Voice Workshops
Vocal Express is a workshop available to both individuals and groups. This workshop can benefit singers, actors, musicians, speakers,performers and potential performers.
The workshop includes breathing and physical warm up exercises, projection, pitch, resonance and range, and culminates in text and song interpretation. It is offered to just about anyone who wishes to explore their vocal potential.
The course is taught by Mary Barry, an award winning singer/songwriter who has performed all over the world. She has received training in theatre, puppetry, classical voice, jazz and popular singing. She is a professional voice teacher, recording and performance artist based in St. John’s.
Mary has studied with a variety of teachers and mentors and has a diverse work history as a teacher, puppeteer, actor, singer, broadcaster and voice-over artist.
Mary Barry has synthesized her training and performance experience into a method she calls Vocal Express; her personal motto is it’s never too late to resonate!
Corrine Koslo, Jesse Award Winning Singer/Actor in Mama Mia.
“Mary Barry is a gifted voice teacher with many tools at her finger tips. She is a gifted singer and song writer and I believe her experience enhances her great ability to teach and guide her students with confidence and originality. My experience with Mary was a joy!”
Sarah Russel, Musician and Music Teacher.
“Mary Barry’s workshop was an absolutely wonderful experience! Her enthusiasm and passion for encouraging everyone to free their inner voice was truly inspiring. Her energy was contagious and by the end of the workshop, she had the participants wanting more.”
Todd Brooks, Actor.
“Mary really freed me up. Something indescribable let loose and let go. Plus its good fun – everyone should do it!”
Mary Barry has a diverse educational and work history that comprises three decades of performing and teaching workshops in a variety of settings, including music, theatre and storytelling festivals, conferences, international symposia and as a visiting artist in the schools. From Mayne Island to Gros Morne via the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Gulf Shores, Alabama, Barry has spent her career traveling as both an educator and performer, fortunate and grateful to be able to traverse both worlds. Whether it is mentoring high school students in performance and songwriting techniques, conducting music and puppetry workshops for all-ages or giving lectures, her experiences as an artist/educator have given her multiple opportunities to communicate her lifelong passion for music, theatre and storytelling all the while embracing linguistic and cultural differences.
List of Workshops/Lectures (Selected)
NLAC sponsored Arts Smarts – École des Grands – Vents, May, 2014
Tales, Trails and Tunes – Rocky Harbour School – May, 2013
Rabbittown Community Centre, St. John’s, NL – Winter Workshops, 2014, 2011, 2010
Festival du Vent – École des Grands-Vents, St. John’s, NL – November, 2010
Holy Heart of Mary Regional High School, St. John’s, NL – May, 2009
Mayne Island Community Centre, Mayne Island, BC – June, 2008
Academy of Arts and Sciences, Gulf Shores, Alabama – May, 2008
Vinland Music Camp, Gros Morne National Park – August, 2007
Festival 500 Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium, Memorial University of Newfoundland – July, 2007
St. John’s International Jazz & Blues Festival, St. John’s, NL – July, 2006
Gros Morne Musician in Residence Program – Rocky Harbour School, September, 2005
Gabriola Community Centre – Gabriola Island, BC – June, 2004
Carnegie Community Centre, Vancouver, BC – May, 2004
Hericane Festival of Women’s Art, 25th Street Theatre, Saskatoon, SK – March, 2003