I have been coaching for 10+ years. I have an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I'm a published author and mentor as well.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I coach people in accent reduction, elocution lessons, voice coaching, public speaking, presentation skills, communication skills and accents and dialects.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have an MA in Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. I am also a Designated Linklater Voice Teacher.
- How much do you charge?
My fees begin at £50 per hour and vary for businesses and organisations.
- Where do you teach?
I coach from my home in Waddesdon in Buckinghamshire, UK as well as online via Skype. If you are a business or organisation, I can travel to deliver in-house courses and coaching.
- When are you available?
I am available Monday to Friday 7.45am to 9pm GMT/BST, and on Saturday's between 8.15am to 1.30pm GMT/BST.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Adults over 18 years old.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I deliver online tutoring via Skype.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have a global client base and have worked with individuals from over 98 countries as well as companies like Speedo, HSBC, Cisco, BBC, Kaspersky and many more.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, for my teaching at the Oxford School of Drama
- Where and with whom did you train?
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and world renowned voice coach Kristin Linklater.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
British Voice Association
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I have worked with professionals from IT, Law, Academia, Science, Sales, Building and Construction, Health and Safety, Art and Design, Agriculture, Banking, Aerospace, Engineering and many more...
â€œI wanted to get ride of my native accent. We have started from the basic sounds of the English language, followed by words, sentences intonation and stress. Every step of the way, Ashley was able to point out mistakes, sometimes very subtle ones, (I was often surprised by his ability to detect them over Skype!) and make me understanding how to produce the correct sounds and intonation. I found our sessions extremely helpful.â€
â€” Alessandro S, IBM Research, Italian
â€œIt has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the last few months to enhance my speaking capabilities and modulate my accent. I was quite impressed by your professionalism right from the start. It would be a delight to work with you again.â€
â€” Dr Mahesh Jayaram, Consultant Psychiatrist, Indian
â€œI just wanted to let you know the profound effect it has had on my life. The confidence brought about from working together, and the realisation that I have the ability to change and improve things about myself, that I thought were fixed, has been huge. Not only can I now speak confidently and clearly, but my outlook towards the world has changed for the better - so thank you.â€
â€” Luke Cascone Engineering Student
â€œWorking with Ashley was an absolute life changer for me on a personal level and my business venture. He gave me the tools to find the courage within me to believe in myself, something I hadn't done for several decades. His expertise and passion for his work shines through at every level.â€
â€” Frances Alcock, RGN BSc (Hons)
â€œAshley's knowledge and obvious passion for this craft inspired and motivated me to give 100% effort during our sessions. I was thrilled to have a tool box of techniques which I could use in terms of breathing, emphasis and pace. I found that not only is Ashley a brilliant voice coach, he is also a thoroughly lovely man who I would reservation.â€
â€” Jane Gray, Master NLP practitioner, coach and licensed DICS Trainer
• MA Voice Studies, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
• British Voice Association
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