Brad Gibson is a voice, speech and movement teacher in Vancouver, BC. He teaches Movement and Voice at Studio 58 of Langara College, and Movement at the Vancouver Film School. He is part of the core faculty for Canada’s National Voice Intensive.
Brad has taught Voice and Speech throughout S.E. Asia, while he was based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He has worked as a professional actor and Voice and Dialect coach for theatre, film and TV in Vancouver and Toronto, Canada. Recent clients/projects have included The Arts Club Theatre, The Vancouver Playhouse, NBC (“Virtuality”), and CBC (“Keep Your Head Up Kid - The Don Cherry Story”).
Corporate Voice and Speech training clients have included BDC Canada, HELP University College (Malaysia) Faculty and Staff, Standard Chartered Bank (SCOPE International - Malaysia), McDonald's Asia and Rajamangala University of Technology - Ayutthaya, Thailand, among others. Brad also coaches and teaches privately.
As a member of VASTA (The Voice and Speech Trainers Association) Brad is currently the Bibliographer for VASTA's research website. Previous published research includes:
Speaking North American Naturally, Editor and Illustrator; A Dictionary of Canadian Speech Sounds, Research Assistant; and has presented papers and lectures such as "Anatomy and Physiology of Voice, and Vocal Hygiene", and “A History of Pedagogy at Canada’s National Voice Intensive"- Emerging Voices – Voice Teachers’ Panel at ATHE (Association of Theatre in Higher Education) 2004 International Conference; "LANSTAR and The Paech Phonetic Code: A Potential for Call Centre Training" for the Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research.
Current research and pedagogical interests include recent research in neurobiology and application to actor's process and structure in studio training. Brad has also been developing an embodied voice and movement practice modeled on Taoist and I Ching principles, body systems, qigong and ongoing research with UZAZU founder Dylan Newcomb.
Dipl. Arts (Anthropology/Archaeology) Okanagan College, Kelowna BC
B.A.(Theatre) Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC
B.A. (Psychology) from Simon Fraser University, Vancouver BC
M.F.A. (Performance) and Graduate Diploma in Voice Teaching, York University
Studio 58, Langara College; Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Film School
VASTA (Voice and Speech Teacher's Association)