NIDA - Bachelor of Dramatic Art
The Mac Project is a a creative development studio based in Melbourne run by NIDA graduate MaryAnne McCormack. I am Vocal/Acting/Dialect & Creative Coach.
I work with ARTISTS and CREATIVES, taking them to the next level in their singing or acting CRAFT and CAREER.
I work with WOMEN, reconnecting them to their AUTHENTIC VOICES for greater impact in BUSINESS and in LIFE.
Vocal, Acting and Dialect Coaching
For The Complete Artist
UNLOCK YOUR CREATIVE POTENTIAL
TAKE YOUR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL
RECLAIM THE LOVE FOR YOUR CRAFT
Voice Coaching for Women
Connecting you to your Authentic Voice
ARE YOU A WOMAN WHO WANTS TO DEVELOP A DEEPER RELATIONSHIP TO HERSELF AND HER VOICE? DO YOU WANT TO BECOME A POWERFUL COMMUNICATOR IN YOUR BUSINESS AND IN LIFE?
Singing – ‘It’s a moving meditation’
Access your true authentic voice and the vocal range you’ve always dreamed of.
Break down the technical overload.
Let go of the tension in your body that is holding your voice back.
Quiet the inner critic and get lost in the moment.
Tap into your creative power anywhere, any time not just for your work as an actor/singer, but for your life.
“After years of different vocal lessons. I knew the potential my voice had but was frustrated without the right path to get there. After my first lesson with MaryAnne that wall was broken down.
I feel in 9 months I’ve learnt more about my voice and my true creative self than I have in the last 9 years. I cannot recommend this beautiful soul highly enough. These teachings and techniques are proof anyone can sing and this is the woman for you”. Adam George- Actor/Singersongwriter
“The beautiful MaryAnne is one incredible coach- having picked up lessons to improve my vocal abilities, I honestly did not expect such exceptional results. With MaryAnne’s own skills and knowledge, she can detect exactly how to improve each individual’s technique. She got me audition ready for drama school intake and I’m thrilled to now be studying at one of the top performing arts colleges in the country. She is remarkably talented, cheerful, fun loving and downright amazing. Yet, MaryAnne’s best quality lies in her ability to connect with each and every one of her students. Not only have I been lucky enough to find such a wonderful vocal coach, but I have found a friend who is completely invested in my aspirations and will do everything in her power to help me achieve them”.
Sarah Florotas – Actor/Singer
Now is your opportunity…
Sign me up for a Vocal Session
Being a NIDA Graduate and working in the industry, I’ve learnt from the best. I am so passionate about sharing my knowledge, empowering both the actor and the individual. You cannot explore acting without finding out more about yourself in the process. It’s up to you how deep you go, but what you will discover definitely has a ripple effect to other areas of your life.
What you will learn: In our sessions we will explore a variety of techniques from Method to Meisner, guiding you to find your own truth, and developing the combination that works best for you. We will explore a wide selection of material and make sure you are ‘audition ready’ for any upcoming castings, auditions and drama school intakes.
To be a really good actor, in your heart and soul, you have to want to be alive. You have to want to be able to discover how to create real life inside yourself and live at a very intense level. Acting is a creative art and the very best actors are teachers, teachers about our own humanity. It is a very noble undertaking.” – William Esper, Acting Teacher.
The most beautiful qualities of MaryAnne and there are many, are her passion, warmth, and uncompromising devotion to you – the artist, and her light. MaryAnne facilitates a space of warmth, safety, love and creativity, where she guides you to find your truth – accessing that feeling place, which is crucial for any performer. I have grown considerably as a person, and subsequently as an artist through her sessions.
I’ve learnt to break down self imposed barriers to have some of the most sacred and life changing experiences to date. MaryAnne is real, open and honest and quite simply put- one of the best teachers in the business. If you want to go to the next level, MaryAnne McCormack is it.
Now is your opportunity…
I’m in for Acting Coaching
Dialect Sessions I have always had a passion and natural skill for learning accents.The musician in me loves the intricacies of studying them, as well as taking on an accent right to the core of the character.
Accents can’t be lifeless and technical. You need to embody them. And that’s exactly what we do in our sessions. I teach phonetically and non-phonetically and specialize in General American & RP – the two accents every actor must have in their tool-kit.
Voice Coaching for Women-
I’M MARYANNE (MAC) – A VOICE COACH.
I help women connect to their authentic voices and step into their power. Each woman has to know how to access the powerful system that lives inside of her. This work goes beyond training your physical voice, it awakens all of you.
WHAT I KNOW: I know that every woman should feel deeply nourished and fully self-expressed. I know that everyone has the ability to connect to the sound that is unique to them. I know how powerful this can be for your career, your business, your message and for your life.
HOW DO I KNOW THIS? Because I live it, everyday. I have paved the way for women just like you and I want you to feel what I feel, so you too can access what lights you up from the inside out, every single day of your life. It’s your birthright.
YOU SEE… The sound your voice makes is a direct reflection of the way you think, move and connect to all the aspects of who you are. Through the exploration of your energetic system, vocal, acting, and breathing techniques, I will help you develop a deeper awareness of your body, your emotional centre and your feeling centre — releasing physical, mental and psychological restrictions along the way. You could be an established artist, hobby singer/actor, speaker, coach, entrepreneur, mother or businesswoman – it doesn’t matter. This work transcends occupation and goes to the heart of who ‘you’ are. Together we will clear out the clutter so that all of you can shine through.
Cecilia Zenca – Actor/Singer
MaryAnne is an absolute treasure! She made me feel right at home and in good hands from day one. I feel so blessed to have found The Mac Project – I am finally discovering my true voice, starting to shed my lifelong fears, connecting more to my higher self and feeling more joyful. MaryAnne has helped to transform me and I cannot begin to say how grateful I am. She is truly gifted, speaks from the heart, makes you feel safe, knows how to push you in a positive way, and treats you with utmost care. I feel like you get so much more than just vocal/acting coaching and this is something everyone needs to experience for themselves! Thank you SO much MaryAnne xx
Mykel Dixon – Speaker/Writer/Singer/Songwriter
I’ve been singing professionally for over 10 years and throughout that time I have engaged countless vocal teachers to help me hone my craft.
Without a doubt I achieved the best results in the shortest time during my lessons with MaryAnne. Her knowledge of vocal technique and vast experience in the performing arts are unparalleled.
But it is her ability to listen, to understand and empathise with my specific needs that really stood out. I felt so supported and loved that my self-confidence skyrocketed. Now I’m not only singing better than ever but enjoying the journey to mastery so much more.
Cosima – Singer
I had the pleasure of working with Mary Anne for a few weeks this spring. I flew in all the way from Austria because from the first e mail exchange we had I knew that she was exactly the coach I was looking for. Finally I found someone who could help me to get to ‘my own voice’ after trying to copy many other singers that inspire me. The spiritual approach was just what I needed! Mary Anne helped me to connect to myself and my singing has not been the same since! Much deeper, more honest and truly me! -Thank you Mary Anne
Mark Crees – Actor/Dialect Student/Arts Festival Director
MaryAnne took me from a complete accent novice to being able to perform with gusto as Joe Pitt in Angels in America. Her detailed method enables you to get into the attitude of the accent, as well as the physical changes required, rather than simply mimic a response. It allows you to gain an authentic voice – your voice – in the clothes of another accent – becoming a most valuable tool that can be taken up and set down, like the perfect garment for a role that you wear in during rehearsals, that becomes as much a part of you as the text itself.
These details were last updated on February 5, 2017