Sam Whitehouse


Public Speaking



InnerVoice Studio

InnerVoice Vocal Studio creates a safe, comfortable, nurturing and inviting atmosphere for busy working adults to break down barriers, build confidence, learn contemporary vocal technique, communication, and public speaking skills.  We offer 1-to-1 training, workshops and community events around the topics of general self-expression, communication, singing, and public speaking.

Who We Work With

InnerVoice Studio has worked with a wide variety of clients of all backgrounds including musicians, attorneys, accountants, filmmakers, engineers, marketing and PR people, managers, start-up entrepreneurs, corporate real estate developers, small business owners, writers, bankers, human resources specialists, and more. Our clients also hail from all over the world including China, India, Korea, Croatia, Turkey, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Italy, Poland, Brazil, Netherlands, France, Lebanon and Switzerland.

Our client roster includes people from Google X, OpenAI, Magic Leap, Nvidia, Aruba Networks/HP, 500 Startups, SAP, Dell, Texas Instruments, Apple, Airbnb, Cisco, Amazon, EA Games, Facebook, Google, Rev, Twitter, Twitch, RackSpace, Zynga, FitBit, Boostable, Uber, Google Cloud, ZeroCater, and more.

Studio History

Prior to establishing InnerVoice Studio, Sam owned and operated OpenVoice Studios, a singing lessons studio in San Francisco with 9 additional teachers, and 150 weekly recurring private students (1000+ over the lifespan of the company). During her years at the helm, in addition to teaching and exploring new curriculum, she opened 3 studios in 2 states, as well as produced dozens of shows, events, and workshops.

In 2015 she closed OpenVoice Studios and opened InnerVoice Studio in order to have more time, energy and attention to focus on her clients, as well as to develop new training offerings.

Samantha Whitehouse, Owner/Coach

For over 10 years, Sam has been helping people own their voices and build confidence through self-expression.  She started her career as a contemporary singing and performance coach.  Early on in her career she realized that singing has an undeniable power to help a person feel more comfortable in their own skin, and more confident in their daily lives.  She decided to shift her focus away from preparing singers for performance, and instead explore how the process of learning how to sing can be used as a tool for learning about the physical voice, as well as and what it means to have a voice in the world.

Personalized Self-Expression

Throughout the years, Sam has deepened her research and expanded her coaching program to incorporate a wide range of topics related to self-expression from communication and public speaking, to accent management and volume projection, from singing onstage, to having a difficult dialogue with a loved one.  Her specialty is helping each client find the tools and resources they need to access their own voice in their own way, and apply these skills in a practical way in their personal and professional lives.


When she is not teaching she can be found generally encouraging others to take a chance on themselves, practicing yoga, working on music, creating mixed-media art pieces, sipping Cabernet, napping in a sunbeam, or learning Turkish.