Below are some of the testimonials that have been pledged about the work of
“There is nothing as empowering, enabling or utterly mobilising as the impassioned voice of a leader”
“The single tragedy of this book is that the reader may never get to hear the author’s voice for themselves. I have worked with Stewart for over ten years, have heard even the most reserved or reticent of voices ‘sing a bolder and much happier song’ through his highly transformational work. I remain utterly convinced that Stewart is one of the world’s greatest modern communicators. In this hybrid technological world, Stewart Pearce teaches us to recognize the power of the human voice and how it may achieve a far more dramatic result than our noise filled minds would have us believe.”
PETER CROSS, Managing Director, Yellow Door Communications
“Stewart is truly inspirational and so beneficial. I felt like a new me at the end of the session!”
“Stewart Pearce is a fantastic coach. It was so refreshing to get a performing arts perspective on business issues.”
“Brilliant course with Stewart Pearce. One of the most useful workshops I have ever been to. Positive results applying Stewart’s techniques were immediately visible for all to hear and see!”
FEONA McEWAN, Group Communications Director of WPP Programmes.
“Stewart brings the Muse into the workplace. He transforms lack of confidence into strength, passion and resonance. Stewart has an incredible gift; his magic is one that reaches deep inside all of us to release life potential which transforms our everyday existence. This he encourages and enchants by living totally in the present!”
JANE SWIFT, BT Executive.
“Stewart Pearce is an inspirational force using the medium of sound through voice. He encapsulates the essential qualities of a true Master and Teacher ~ complete selflessness, deep love and compassion. Touched by profound wisdom, Stewart guides his students to experience their true creative potential.
In his book THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE, Stewart shows a wide audience how sound through voice can have a deep influence on our total consciousness, on our lives. Harmonic sound can truly feed our souls and transform our being. Sound is as important as the thoughts we think, the feelings we feel, the food we eat and the air we breath.
Stewart teaches us how to find our note, so that our voice may express true authentic being. This completely transforms how we communicate and allows our voice to become instruments of great healing.”
TERESA HALE, Director of the internationally renowned HALE CLINIC, Writer, Speaker.
“My experience of working with Stewart is that he truly understands fear – primal fear, mini fear, the thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to! Stewart understands that when we are fearful the voice flees from its natural seat in the body, resulting in a disembodied voice, an un-naturally displaced voice.
In helping us to find our natural voice Stewart reminds us to breathe and encourages us to move with breath, to find not only our own authentic signature note, but also ourselves – a sense that we can often lose many times a day.
Stewart knows this and helps us to recognize this about ourselves, joyfully and with humour. “Can I have a cappuccino?” is a favourite test phrase he uses to see if the spirit, your voice has gone walkabout, or not.
Stewart is not only a brilliant voice coach, he is hugely warm hearted, very funny and a truly healing spirit. His insights will bring you joy and light and freedom!”
KATHRYN HUNTER, Award Winning Actress & Theatre Director.
“I have watched with complete admiration the transformative power of Stewart’s work with the actors of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. Whether working with relative newcomers to the theatre or with seasoned professionals, his guidance and insight have proven to be inspirational as well as providing a thoroughly practical approach to achieving remarkable results.”
PETER KYLE, General Manager, Shakespeare’s Globe.
“Stewart Pearce is more, much more than just a teacher, he is a true Master of the vocal arts. His extensive technical knowledge of the voice as an instrument is underpinned by a profound wisdom about human nature. This understanding, sought by many yet given to so few, transforms mere teaching into illumined guidance, and technique into the probity of self-knowledge.
A supreme communicator himself, Stewart is that all-too-rare creature: an enabler of the expression of others. I have seen him turn the leaden voices of his students into expressive gold: hesitation turned to authority; shrillness into solemnity; senseless patter into reasoned discourse.
Stewart has had cause to earn gratitude from countless actors, directors and members of the public for the generosity and insight with which he has shared his expertise over several decades of successful practice. A book distilling his experience will make a major contribution to the key field of modern communication.”
Dr. VLADIMIR MIRODAN FRSA, Director, Drama Centre London Chairman, Conference of Drama Schools.
“Stewart Pearce is among those great voice teachers who realize that the best voice work is not physical at all, but profoundly involved with the actor’s deepest feelings.
At the instance of our entry into the world we draw a great breath – ATEM – the ancient word for breath also means life, and what else does our voice represent but the willingness to go on breathing, to go on in the deepest sense, living?
Here is a profound teacher whom I have never heard make a crass judgement about a vocal problem. Stewart is supremely on the side of the actor struggling for expression, looking always for the human being beneath the ‘problem’. It is a cliché of the modern day, but his approach has always been, and can only be holistic. At its best, his work opens someone up to a proper experience of their feelings and thus to a more fulfilling experience of life itself ~ his book is a must for all of us.”
DI TREVIS, International Theatre Director and Teacher
“This book is by a voice coach who has worked with household names and those in the public eye. He has to be taken seriously in a time when there is much information about sound as a healing modality. This book is a most refreshing change from ‘new age’ wish-thinking through mantra processes. Here you ‘hear’ a knowledgeable understanding of what actually works to transform. I am happy to wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone who wants to discover themselves through their most potent art: the sound of their own voice.”
PETER HARRISON, Director of Watkins Books
“Stewart’s métier is extraordinary, and he has helped me find the soul of my voice, as well as serving as my Master of Voice at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre during my administration as Artistic Director 1996-2006. Indeed, Stewart continues to help me find the soul of the characters I play, whether it be for Theater or Film. Wherever I may be Stewart directs me into my authentic voice, into the essence of each part I play – his presence in my life has been incalculable, wise, innovative and as a truth bringer!”
MARK RYLANCE, Oscar Winning Actor
“Stewart is a Master Healer of life, and how to bring your Soul into your existence through practical real-world ways. With laser focus, he brings into form the word-frequencies necessary to cut through what holds a person back from their Soul’s Purpose and Mission, and consequently encourages a way to live an embodied existence. I have experienced personally and through observation, the nature of who and how Stewart is. He communicates all with limitless Grace, bringing about great change for those who choose a new path, or who wish to deepen an existing one. Stewart is masterful about the essence of what true Divine Healing and Relationship is. If you have an opportunity to be in his presence…. take the step to experience yourself in a completely new, yet whole way!”
RON DAMICO, Healer and Spiritual Alchemist
“Many are nervous of speaking, but I’ve always loved it. Consequently, when I’ve struggled to make myself heard, I knew it wasn’t fear but that something was missing. Then Stewart helped me to find my note ~ my unique sound. His techniques enabled me to command the attention of a huge room or whisper a confidence audibly amid the din of a party, neither of which was possible before.
Others have commented that I sound more relaxed, more authentic. I am, and not only because I’m no longer straining to be heard, but because there is a luxury in knowing that the voice I’m using is MINE! Ever since meeting with Stewart, I’ve wished others could benefit from his knowledge and wisdom ~ his heartfelt gift.
Now, THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE makes this possible.”
SHELLEY VON STRUNCKEL, Astrologer,International Journalist and Speaker.
Stewart Pearce and The Alchemy of Voice. Stewart has been a major creative influence within this BT organization, helping us to transform our beliefs, our values and principally our voices. He has used his unique skill to enchant his audience, and within this we have all felt safe and valued. He has skillfully managed to unlock hidden potential in so many members of our organization, and has provided us with innovative exercises and constructs that have led us to the enhancement of persona, confidence and flair. Stewart has a unique presence and gravitas, drawing all to him. BT Women’s Network are privileged and honoured to have had the pleasure of experiencing an unforgettable journey with this masters!”
BUBBLES WHITE, Chair, BT Women’s Network.
“There I was, a withered heap on the floor. I’ve just been informed I’ll be hosting a Stage Show for an audience of 600 piranhas, ready to gnaw me to the bone at the first trip of my tongue. I’m sweating, I feel sick, my ‘tiger of fear’ roars and opens its mouth wide…..then ENTER STAGE LEFT STEWART PEARCE….. the most awesome of ‘Tiger Tamers’. I stand tall, discover my centre, breathe deeply, find my note. I hold on tightly and ride that tiger. Suddenly the piranhas transform and I feel great. Thanks Stewart, your information is awesome and so are you!”
GAYNOR HODGE, Technical Manager ~ L’Oreal, Golden Ltd, London.
“Stewart Pearce totally understands the most important thing about voice; that the meaning it seeks to convey is as much the sound as the sense. The voice has within it deep vibrations that create similar vibrations in the audience. These vibrations are a primal causeway, and can reach the deepest part of the human being.
Only live theatre can offer this particularly profound and direct communication, and only voice can effect it. As Master of Voice, Stewart knows this and shows us with infinite ease how to release and harness this extraordinary power.
What Stewart extols and lives in his teaching could change the theatre of the present into the theatre of the future, an altogether different and more potent medium, and in consequence those who study his methods may become the channels for as yet scarcely untapped powers ~ he is extraordinary!
SIMON CALLOW CBE, Actor, Writer and Man of Letters.
“Stewart gives sound to sense. Students and teachers alike leave his sessions transformed, feeling supported and empowered. They no longer strut and fret. They begin to see a glimmer of what this Master teaches, words become more feeling based as expressions of thought and feeling, which signifies everything. They discover that they really can possess the power of great speaking. This book THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE is much awaited and will soon become treasured reading for thousands of people.”
PATRICK SPOTTISWOODE, Director of Globe Education, Shakespeare’s Globe.
“Stewart Pearce is not only a true Master of Voice, he is a Master of the Heart too. He has an extraordinary ability to connect actors (indeed all people) with their own authentic voice ~ what he calls ‘our signature note’~ and the truth that lies within each of our hearts. His propensity to nurture and free the actor’s voice is quite breathtaking; he simply knows the sound of the complete intention.
This book is a MUST for anyone interested in any kind of speaking, whether this be public or private, for captains of industry or actors ~ with his outstanding, knowledge and presence Stewart can literally change your life!”
BARBARA GAINES, Artistic Director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater, USA.
“When Stewart speaks through THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE we become transfixed. He teaches us how to be magnetic, through resonance which is carried on waves of pure sound. His work supports the theory of New Physics, which tells us that morphic resonance creates fields of magnetic energy. The principle difference in sound, light and matter is simply one of vibration or resonance.
THE ALCHEMY OF VOICE allows us to experience this resonance, as sound waves are a stream of energy, cleansing and re-energizing the energy field with waves of peaceful light.
The beauty of Stewart’s work means that connections are made within each person, so that they may hear the ‘song of their soul’ and the great heart opens to speak truth and love.
I have known Stewart for many years and it is an honour to know him as friend, as sound teacher, as voice mentor. Anyone who has the good fortune of crossing his path will come away enriched, enlightened and en-loved. Stewart is a true Master and his book is a must at this time as our culture has lost touch with the knowledge that sound is a vehicle for healing.”
MARY AVER, SRN, Msc, Intuitive Diagnostician, Healer and Shaman.
“During the course of Stewart’s work with my company I watched one actor after another miraculously ‘drop’ into their true voices. A rich and palpable connection instantly opened between the actors and their listeners. Moving and astonishing it was to observe. It should also be said that finding their true voice not only transformed and deepened everyone’s acting; it transformed and deepened everyone’s sense of themselves as human beings. Stewart is the true Alchemist!”
ANDREW HINDS, Artistic Director ~ CLASSIC STAGE IRELAND
“Stewart’ s gentle yet powerful presence put me at ease immediately in the workshop, and the message he gave me from the Angels was so to the point, that I relaxed even more. The rest of the workshop gave me some profound insights into my process, and the sound healing meditations put me into alignment with a totally different dimension of existence. I felt peacefully relaxed, yet with a certain confidence about myself. But the real shift was when I woke up the next morning, because there was a deep inner feeling of having finally arrived in the moment; that everything was/is working out for me at a pace orchestrated my soul. Thank you Stewart for facilitating such a transformation. You literally are an Angel.”
Shakthi Paramsviam, Workshop Participant
“Each being has his or her own unique frequency. This frequency is in fact made up of a multitude of frequencies, a bit like an orchestra is made up of several different instruments. When we tune our instrument we experience well- being, health and wealth, and this is what Stewart does in his unique way, he tunes us into our frequency and note. In fact, Stewart Pearce is nothing short of a Grand Master of this form of healing. Channeling the divine service of the Angelic beings who assist his craft, he is able to bring us back into a state of coherent, harmonic resonance, and thus drastically improve our lives. Thank God for Stewart!”
TEAL SWAN, Spiritual Alchemist
“Stewart’s gift is incalculable. His timeless wisdom and practical knowledge is unique, and give him a leading edge position as a Master of Voice & Performance who not only coaches but truly heals. Stewart is an inspiration to us all, and has helped me personally with such lovely generosity. We all need Stewart in our lives!”