Marina Gilman

ABOUT Marina Gilman


I credit Marina and Feldenkrais with changing my life -emotionally as well as physically. I started Feldenkrais classes in April 2000.   Through Marina Gilman's gentle direction, support and encouragement my body learned to relax, to be inwardly balanced, aligned and supported.  I feel great.   My daughter started taking Feldenkrais lessons as well and she said she doesn't know how, but she FEELS better.”
“After singing professionally for 31 years, I developed vocal and technical problems.  I faced the possibility of having to stop singing… Due to Marina Gilman’s excellent technical knowledge, intuition, wonderful common sense and commitment to helping her clients, I overcame my original vocal issues and developed a solid technique enabling me to have joy in singing more than ever.  Marina has truly helped me create a second (and better) singing career."
- Al Sofia
“How in touch are you with your voice from the “inside”?

Atlanta, Georgia 30345

Phone: (404) 444-4647

“Only someone with Marina’s vast experience gained through years of training and working as a singer, voice and speech teacher, vocal coach, speech language pathologist and Feldenkrais® somatic educator could have developed such an approach!” 
Anonymous Student

Combining her extensive knowledge of the voice with her understanding of body mechanics gained through her training as a Feldenkrais practitioner® Marina developed THE INTEGRATED VOICE.     

Her recent book BODY AND VOICE: SOMATIC REEDUCATION describes in more detail the interconnections between voice and body. BODY AND VOICE: SOMATIC REEDUCATION explores the anatomic and physiological interrelationships of the body and voice. Concrete examples and lessons are provided. 

Marina earned her Master of Music (M.M.) degree from Ithaca College and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in communication disorders from Northwestern University. She is a Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner®; licensed Speech Language Pathologist with voice specialization; voice and speech teacher as well as professional singer.     

Marina has maintained a private studio teaching voice since 1976. In 1997 she expanded her private practice to include lessons and classes in the Feldenkrais Method®.     

Marina has taught voice at the School at Steppenwolf, part of the Steppenwolf Theater Company; voice and Feldenkrais at the DePaul University Theater School department of voice and speech; singing at Cornell University and Syracuse University. She has presented workshops for singers and voice professionals for opera and theater companies, and at national and international conferences. In her capacity as speech language pathologist, Marina regularly presents research on voice at national and international voice and medical conferences.      

In addition to her private studio and workshop presentations, Marina has worked as the Speech Language Pathologist voice specialist for such major Voice Care centers as the Bastian Voice Institute and Loyola Voice Institute, Chicago; and The University of Chicago Hospitals. She is currently part of the Emory Voice Center team within the Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Emory University in Atlanta GA.     


RECENTLY PUBLISHED: Breath holding an elusive obstacle.  Voice and Speech Review, 9:1, p 28-40.  To see abstract:

Marina Gilman is the author of BODY AND VOICE: SOMATIC REEDUCATION. Available through Plural Publishers, San Diego CA 

Clinical editor for the Primal Pictures 3D ANATOMY FOR SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY DVD.

Contributor to: 

VOICE THERAPY CLINICAL CASE STUDIES. 4th ed. edited by J.C., Stemple and E.R. Hapner, Plural Publishing


Marina is member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, The National Association of Teacher of Singing and the Feldenkrais Guild of North America

For information about the Feldenkrais Method go to

Information about the Emory Voice Center can be found at