Kate DeVore, M.A., CCC-SLP
Kate is a Voice/Speech pathologist specializing in professional and theatrical voice training, speech and dialect training, accent modification and personal development coaching. She has an M.A. in Speech Pathology (communication disorders) with an emphasis in professional voice training, and a B.A. in Theatre with an emphasis in acting and voice. She is also a Reiki master teacher.
Kate is co-author of The Voice Book: Caring For, Protecting, and Improving Your Voice (Chicago Review Press) and the Laryngeal Teaching Series DVDs showing endoscopic footage of the inside of the throat during speaking, singing, and other sound production (Love Your Voice). She is also co-creator of downloadable dialect training materials (http://www.AccentHelp.com) and author of downloadable material for Accent Modification and clear American speech.
Kate teaches regularly at the School at Steppenwolf, Columbia College Chicago, and Acting Studio Chicago. Both nationally and abroad, she has given numerous workshops and presentations on voice, speech, and healing arts and has authored many articles. Kate works with clients ranging from actors to executives on voice, speech, and personal development. She bridges the right and left brain by integrating scientific principles and theories with artistic and holistic training modalities.
Kate has worked at the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School), The Voice Center at The University of Illinois Chicago Hospital, Roosevelt University, Wellesley College, Brandeis University, Emerson College, and many other theatre companies and training programs in Boston and Chicago. She also served on the board of directors of VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association), and is a founding member and inaugural board member of the PAVA (Pan-American Vocology Association).
In addition to voice and speech work, Kate also co-hosts the podcast You Won’t Believe What I Ate Last Night.
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Whether working with voice, speech, dialect, personal development, or healing, Kate’s goal, as a voice coach, is to connect with the client and to synthesize information and its essence in an efficient, effective, and loving manner. Kate offers face-to-face vocal training and voice coaching in Chicago, Illinois. She works with many of her clients online via Skype.
Email Kate to schedule a consultation.