All our coaches are voice professionals with years of experience both in voice, communication and teaching and training. They are handpicked after an extensive interview process, for their ear, their expertise, their warmth and that special je ne sais quoi! Every one of our coaches has gone through extensive training in The Serlin Method™ in addition to their own training.
Jamie trained as a teacher of Speech and Drama with the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and holds their Licentiate Teacher’s Diploma (LLAM Hons). He has some 14 years’ experience in working with both international and UK students on accent softening, vocal technique and presentation skills. Jamie is also a professional actor (having trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) and has worked at theatres up and down the country – (including a years run in the British classic ‘The Mousetrap’ in the West End) as well as being in the cast of various television serials. He is an excellent and passionate teacher, deeply committed to his work facilitating accent softening and effective communication with London Speech Workshop.
Gilly trained as a Voice Teacher at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama and has over twenty years experience working as a Voice, Accent and Dialect Coach. She has coached actors, lecturers, barristers and other professionals in theatre, television and the commercial sector, supporting them to be more powerful and effective communicators both through accent work and effective communication. She has also worked at many major drama schools, including Central, LAMDA and Mountview. Gilly is also a trained Alexander Technique teacher. She is passionate about sounds, words, language and the power of communication and is delighted to bring her experience and expertise to London Speech Workshop, which she feels is a perfect match for her passionate and focussed way of working.
Sam is a highly experienced Speech, Voice and Communication Specialist. She has an MA in Voice Studies from Central School of Speech and Drama and taught accents and RP in several London drama schools before moving into Corporate Training. Sam has coached Speech and Effective Communication skills for over 15 years to business professionals both in the UK and Internationally. By creating a safe and focused working space, she is dedicated to bring empowerment and confidence to her clients so that they become the best communicators they can be.
Susan is an experienced vocal coach, English teacher and performer. Since graduating with a BA (Hons) degree in Acting from Mountview Theatre School she has toured the UK, Europe and even Japan with various productions from Shakespeare to Cinderella! Her work as an English teacher has taken her to live and work in Brazil, Costa Rica and Spain as well as working at top language schools in London and Oxford. In her role as an English teacher Susan has worked with Executives from companies including Shell, Texaco, Lafarge, Deutsche Telekom and Loreal to name a few. She has specialised in Business English and specifically English for presentations, meetings and networking. Her experiences as an Actor and English teacher give her the ideal skills to work as a vocal coach with Business people and she is really passionate about sharing her skills to enable others to become excellent communicators.
Kieran is a classically-trained singer and choral conductor, and has been fascinated by the human voice, in its many forms, since an early age. He works with singers on diction, language and vowel sound, regularly leading groups of eighty-plus in his conducting work, and really enjoys the contrast that working with clients one-to-one at London Speech Workshop brings. As well as being a trained musician, Kieran studied film and has worked in the medium since 2008. Producing films for arts organisations across the country has enabled him to train and empower those he works with to communicate effectively and bring their stories to life on screen. Kieran is delighted to be a part of the London Speech Workshop team, and finds the process of empowering individuals to communicate with clarity and authenticity extremely rewarding.
After graduating in modern languages Tim trained English teacher and has been has tutoring the language to groups and individuals for over 10 years in Oxford, London, Mexico and Brazil. Alongside his interpreting and translation work, he is also a professional voice over artist working on commercials and documentaries, most recently narrating a feature film. His proclivity towards language, communication and accents, led him to become a coach at London Speech Workshop where he really enjoys committing himself to the individual and observing their progress towards their speech goals.