An Actor Prepares
Professional actor techniques to help you communicate with confidence.
Why Use My Services?
Whatever your level of training or experience as an actor, there are always areas and aspects of your craft you want to develop further. Having trained and worked with various techniques over the years, I realised that it all leads to finding real believability in the moment. Connection and authenticity are at the heart of my process and whether you are working on audition technique, self taping, character development, acting for camera, script analysis, preparing for stage or screen, I will work with you on a 1-2-1 basis, tailoring sessions specifically to suit your needs, helping you find your truth in performance, developing your skills, allowing you to approach your work with absolute confidence.
VOICE OVER SKILLS PREPARATION
Working as a voice over artist for many years has allowed me to put together the most comprehensive guide to work with you on a 1-2-1 basis and get specific, whether you are preparing a demo reel or want to prepare or enhance your work in audiobooks, narration, games and/or animation. I will guide you on how to get the best out of your voice and work within this sector with confidence and ease. We will discover your vocal quality and strengths and we will create bespoke exercises and work with scripts and you will have access to my recording set up in a studio setting.
PUBLIC SPEAKING & PRESENTATIONS
Very often, for most people, the prospect of public speaking or making a presentation can be somewhat daunting. Using simple techniques, I work with my clients in a safe and supportive environment, helping them to allay their fears and control their nerves.
Using techniques from my actor training, I help clients to rediscover their voices. I coach clients in understanding how audiences receive and retain information and show them how to inspire and connect with their audience.
Public speaking is engaging and connected and rooted in the strength of the speaker. If you are able to engage and connect with what you are talking about, your audience will immediately follow suit. Much of my training with regard to public speaking focuses on helping you understand how you present yourself and how you can use your own physicality and personality to enrich a presentation and bring what's needed to your voice to captivate your audience.
Whether you are an individual looking to improve the quality of their voice for the purposes of public speaking, making presentations or to assist with sales technique or you are a performer looking for additional vocal training; perhaps you wish to work on a specific speech or monologue or you simply want to improve your vocal skills: all of this involves specific techniques which form the basis of your continued vocal practice and your approach to using your voice. Our work begins with the recognition and release of constricting and tension-related habits that impede the full, free, flexible, and expressive use of the vocal instrument. This release and recognition is achieved through exploration and exercises in relaxation, alignment, respiration, phonation, support, registration, resonation, and articulation. We would then progress onto placing enhanced attention on clear speech and expressive language use. Dramatic material and storytelling are then called upon as devices through which to inspire and enhance the sensorial experience of form, structure, rhythm, tempo, and dynamic variety.
BREATH ALIGNMENT PRACTICE
We tend to associate with our mind and operate from a mind led place, losing connection and coming out of our natural breath placement. Breath Alignment Practice utilises the power of breath to bring you back into alignment, cultivating connection, coming back into the body and ultimately allowing you to be fully present and have the most optimum foundation to work from to achieve whatever you want. The exercises and techniques used in this practice lean towards the importance of relaxation and working with your breath and provide you with a tool kit that's so useful for many different areas of your life and skills development.
DIALECT COACHING, ACCENT SOFTENING & ELOCUTION
Assisting actors with specific dialects for a casting or role, accent softening either to assist those where English is a second language or for those with strong regional accents who wish to become more neutral and elocution for those who wish to have better diction and more well rounded clarity.
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Whether it's to increase confidence in a workshop setting amongst other children & young people of a similar age or 1-2-1 sessions to improve vocal clarity and diction or working specifically with child actors on a particular dialect or for acting coaching, sessions are tailor made to suit the individual/s and there's a safe space in which to work to achieve the results you want.