About

About me

After training as an actor at the Metropolitian School of Theatre, Manchester, I worked widely in Repertory Theatre, and for Granada, Yorkshire and BBC Television and on commercials and voice-overs.

In 2002 I graduated with a Master’s Degree in Voice Studies from the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I also hold a Certificate in Speaking Skills from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

For several years I trained and facilitated in Communication Skills for Psychiatrists, GP’s and Medical Students at many of the major London teaching hospitals.

My approach

My aim is always to create an atmosphere which is light hearted yet focused.

I believe in providing lively training and coaching that will help build a speakers clarity and confidence and maximise vocal energy and engagement with an audience. My work is always sensitive  to clients’ needs and is bespoke and wholly individual. Sessions are relaxed and creative. Course materials are always provided.

I work in a variety of settings: privately for one to one sessions, in drama schools, on film sets, in theatre spaces and in workplace settings. The work is intensive and detailed but rewards are high and confidence building. 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

I have worked with several leading London drama schools:

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Teaching British Standard English over two years on their Clear Spoken English Summer School course, for students who have English as a second language. 
RADA
Teaching Received Pronunciation to first year actors and accent coaching on third year final production.
London Centre for Theatre Studies
Six years on their intensive Acting Course providing accent support on shows and covering General American and English Regional accents.
Millenium Performing Arts
Five years teaching General American and English Regional accents to second and third year students.
Mountview Academy
Happily it is my thirteenth year of Accent and Voice Support for Musical Theatre, Acting, Post Grad and Actor Musician students on their final year public shows. Many wonderful students and many successful and memorable productions!