Public speaking and performance programs for children and youth.
Speak up, speak clearly and speak with confidence!
Youth Public Speaking Programs
Does your child love performing? Or do they get really nervous when they have to speak to an audience? Could your child benefit from speaking louder or more clearly? Would you like your child to feel more comfortable socializing and in conversation?
We welcome all students, from aspiring actors, to shy kids, from competition award winners to beginners, both native English speakers, and ESL speakers. Our programs help conquer nerves and develop confident speaking for kids and youth ages 4-18.
Private Speech Arts Classes
Private speech arts classes are available for youth ages 4 – 18. We are now offering both online and in-person classes.
Our program follows our comprehensive Viva Voce curriculum, which, over the course of full school year, exposes students to a variety of literature and performance styles, as well as honing the arts of public speaking, storytelling, and conversation.
Choose from 30, 45, or 60-minute 1:1 sessions.
Group Speech Classes
In our small group classes, students have fun co-creating dramatic pieces with their classmates, while also getting time to work on solo pieces.
All students receive feedback and support from their teacher, while also learning from witnessing and collaborating with their classmates.
We foster a safe, inclusive environment where students feel respected, and are willing to take risks, share ideas, and try new things.
Provides a rich foundation
– Susan (Parent)
Builds self confidence
“It really builds self confidence and self awareness. I really enjoyed my two years here at Viva Voce.”
– Tracey Chen Gr. 10
Became a stronger student
“My daughter studied speech arts with Ms. Burgess for two terms. The results were and remain impressive as she went from C’s to A’s in her school presentations. Improvements were very notable from the beginning- no more fear of speaking in front of classmates or teachers. Really grateful to Ms. Burgess for turning my shy daughter into a courageous speaker and a stronger student. ”
— Norman D., M.D. (Parent)
Teachers are really nice
– Jessica Young, Gr. 3
Academically and socially enriching
— Laverna C. (Parent)