About Art Nefsky
Art Nefsky is a special talent. Though he boasts an impressive 35-year resume as an actor, comedian, singer, writer and mime, it’s his excellence in voice and performance instruction that has earned him international acclaim. He is well known as a voice/confidence/performance coach and for his ability to help people from all walks of life overcome their fear of singing, speaking or performing in public.
Nefsky began his own performance career in 1973, at the Ryerson Theatre Program in Toronto, studying voice and acting. Within three years, he hit television and nightclub stages as “Igor”on City TV’s, monster movie of the week “Monsters We Know And Love” and was also one of Yuk Yuk’s original performers. As a recognized actor/comedian/singer, Nefsky performed throughout the 1980s and 1990s with some of Toronto’s top improv artists in dinner theatre murder mysteries, cabaret and corporate events across Canada and the United States.
Identifying a great need among novice and experienced performers alike, Nefsky launched Showoffs Studio for Performers in 1987 to help others improve their voice as well as reduce or overcome performance anxiety, shyness and self-consciousness. As Director of Showoffs, Nefsky provides weekly private and group performance classes and vocal technique instruction in his downtown Toronto studio. From beginner to experienced singers, to public and corporate speakers, to theatrical professionals, and even non-performers preparing for a speech or business presentation, Nefsky addresses each student’s unique difficulties, helping them improve their vocal technique while breaking through insecurity, nervousness, stage fright, perfectionism, and a myriad of other obstacles.
The result? Confident speakers, better and comfortable singers, thrilled audiences, and relieved performers. With his supportive and humorous approach, even a short time at Showoffs can transform the most introverted and fearful person into a self-assured entertainer.
Nefsky is a world-renowned expert in eliminating stage fright and anxiety in singers, public speakers and entertainers of all levels. His work is internationally recognized in numerous magazine and newspaper articles, books and television programs, and his own book, “Scaring Away Stage Fright” is requested around the world.