I am a freelance voice coach, specialising in accent work. I enjoy teaching voice, speech and accent to individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds. I am committed to helping people from all walks of life to communicate expressively and with ease.
I graduated with Distintion from the MA Voice Studies course at The Central School of Speech and Drama, and have been helping actors and non-actors to learn accents ever since. I currently teach at RADA, and have previously taught at many other institutions, including Drama Centre, The Central School of Speech and Drama, and Birmingham School of Acting. I also work on production, recent jobs in theatre include: Wicked (Apollo Victoria), The Go-Between (West Yorkshire Playhouse), and Thrill Me (Charing Cross Theatre).
In my private practice, I coach actors, singers and presenters for roles for stage and screen. I am also Southern England associate editor of The International Dialects of English Archive. My private voice and presentation clients have included individuals from The Department of Defence, CitiBank, Barclays Capital, Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), and the NHS. I provide voice training for Powerful Communication Associates.
My work also includes community voice projects. I have lead voice and movement workshops for the Transgendered community through GALOP, and have taught communication skills workshops at Young Offenders Institutes.
My book Work on Your Accent (co-authored with Sarah Shepherd), was published by HarperCollins in August 2012. This book is designed for speakers of English as an other language, helping them to learn Standard British Pronunciation.
I also have an MA with First Class Honours in History from the University of Edinburgh.