Renowned vocalist Frédérik Robert is currently coaching TV series lead Taylor Hickson, Lyne Renee, and other cast members on Disney Freeform’s Motherland: Fort Salem
Frédérik, one of Canada’s top vocal coaches, is also the language coach for the brand-new language ‘Menishe’ aka ‘Mothertongue’ written specifically for the new series
Frédérik Robert uses his incredible talent for a very unique career as the Vocal and Language Coach on television series Motherland: Fort Salem.
His role on the series involves working with the actors on songs, vocal magic (the main superpower of the witches on the series) and teaching the actors the brand-new language “Menishe”, also known as Mothertongue, written specifically for the show by David J. Peterson (Game of Thrones, The Witcher, The 100) and Jessie Sams.
Motherland: Fort Salem is an American supernatural drama television series created by Eliot Laurence. The series stars Taylor Hickson as Raelle Collar, Jessica Sutton as Tally Craven, and Ashley Nicole Williams as Abigail Bellweather, who are three witches enlisted in the U.S. Army. The first season of Motherland: Fort Salem is streaming now on Hulu, Disney+, Freeform, and Amazon Prime U.S. The second season is set to air this summer on Freeform, ABC Spark (Canada) and will stream on Hulu, and Disney+.
Motherland: Fort Salem marks Frédérik’s first television series as a vocal and language coach. “I’m so proud of the success of Motherland: Fort Salem,” said Frédérik. “The show places an emphasis on diversity, mainly casting women, which I really love and appreciate. The main superpower for the witches is their VOICES aka vocal magic, which is unique to the series. The actors are all brilliant, intelligent, talented beings that are so easy to work with.”
“Frédérik has been wonderful to work with for two reasons. First, he puts in the work during the off-hours, and it shows. Méníshè is a difficult language to pull off, and Frédérik’s improvement from the first time he heard it prior to season one to now has been dramatic and noteworthy. Second, Frédérik’s willingness to work with me – and continue to work with me – has been refreshing. Most of the time I have no interaction with the dialect coach – or if I do, it’s via an introductory email. That Frédérik has been willing to work with me to get the lines down is both a comfort and a joy. And, of course, the onscreen results speak for themselves. It makes me feel a lot better about not being on set knowing that my work is in good hands,” says David J. Peterson (Game of Thrones, The Witcher, The 100), writer, Motherland: Fort Salem.
Frédérik, who was an original member of The Tenors (formally The Canadian Tenors) and founding member of Romanza – The Art of the Tenor, has vast coaching experience, working with actors and clients including Holly Deveaux (Shadowhunters), Caitlin Stryker (Clarice), Bradley Stryker (CSI: NY, Lost in Space), Nicole Maines (Supergirl) Catherine Lough Haggquist (Supernatural, The Good Doctor), Marci T House (Godzilla), Dave Faber (Faber Drive, Juno Nominee), David Beckingham (Hey Ocean! Juno Nominee), Frankie Cena (Sing On! Netflix Champion), Dorjay the Singing Shaman, and many more.
Frédérik began teaching at 18 in his studio which was filled with young acting students eager to learn. He realized early on he had a knack for working with actors. As a singer and actor his whole life, he has been part of shows in theatre, musical theatre, opera, and concerts across North America. This gave him tremendous insight into the way actors and singers think and process, and how to train the entire being and their talent. His curiosity about ‘how’ the voice works and ‘how’ to connect to the words and story have always motivated his teaching – every voice and person is unique.
After 30 years of performing, his calling changed to just focus on his teaching career. His studio had grown substantially over the 20+ years so the transition was smooth. His eclectic studio includes actors, musical theatre performers, opera singers, contemporary music artists, voices in transition, vocal rehab clients, and more. He is also on the College faculty and is the Program Coordinator for the Musical Theatre training program at the Vancouver Academy of Music.
Frédérik was born in Peace River, Alberta and grew up in Falher, Alberta – a small farming community in Northern Alberta. When he was twelve he moved to Leduc, Alberta and started with a new voice teacher, Laurier Fagnan in Edmonton. With his instruction and guidance, Frederik (at only 17) was one of the youngest singers in Canada singing supporting and lead roles with several Western Canadian opera houses.
Frédérik is a Buddhist. He practices meditation and has even led mediation classes at the College. Frédérik is a sound healer and has been featured on numerous guided meditations with Dorjay the Singing Shaman. He and his husband have been married for seven years and reside in Vancouver, B.C.
Frédérik Robert is available for interviews and photos upon request.
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