Meet Amy

Amy’s teaching is grounded in extensive training in New York with world-renowned voice teacher, Kristin Linklater. Inspired by her work in New York, Amy established a voice coaching business and sister-company, children’s drama studio Viva Voice, upon her return to Sydney. Amy’s private coaching programs offer voice training and techniques beyond the realm of theatre: to teachers, university professors, lawyers, health practitioners, anyone and everyone using their voice professionally.

Amy facilitates corporate voice and communication training for staff from numerous organisations, including: Commonwealth Bank, Channel Ten, NSW Department of Health and University of Sydney

More about Amy

  • Designated Linklater Teacher
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Voice Studies, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA) with First Class Honours
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney
  • Associate Diploma in Drama and Performance, Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB)
  • Certificate in Speech Communication, Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB)
  • Lecturer in Theatre (Voice), Victorian College of the Arts at University of Melbourne (VCA)
  • Voice and Accents Tutor at Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP)
  • Amy also founded leading Sydney voice studio Viva Voice
  • Previously Voice Teacher at National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) 2016 – 2019
  • Dialect Coach: New Gold Mountain, Goalpost Pictures for SBS
  • Dialect Coach: The Secret Garden, Opera Australia (cancelled due to Covid)
  • Dialect Coach: Six the Musical, Australia
  • Voice/Dialect Coach: Billy Elliot the Musical, Australian 10th Anniversary Tour
  • Voice/Dialect Coach: Fangirls, Belvoir
  • Voice/Dialect Coach: Black Cockatoo, Ensemble
  • Voice/Dialect Coach: White Pearl, Sydney Theatre Company and National Theatre of Parramatta
  • Voice/Dialect Coach: Fully Committed, Ensemble Theatre
  • Dialect Coach to Laura Carmichael on The Secrets She Keeps, Lingo Productions for Channel Ten
  • Dialect Coach: The Unlisted, Aquarius Films for Netflix / ABC
  • Voice Coach: Counting and Cracking, Belvoir
  • Voice/Dialect Coach: Matilda the Musical in Sydney
  • Dialect Coach: Folk, The Norman ConquestsShirley Valentine, The Kitchen Sink, all Ensemble Theatre
  • Dialect Coach for Sami in Paradise, Belvoir
  • Voice Coach at Shakespeare & Company, The Shakespeare Forum and Columbia Stages, New York

“Initially I was apprehensive about the sustainability of an Estonian accent, however her voice work has integrity and is sustained throughout. Dialect coaching was by Amy Hume, and paid off well.”

Emily Richardson on Briallen Clarke in ‘The Block Universe’, Upstaged Reviews