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Thomas
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Thomas
« Richard is a very technically aware and competent tutor. His teaching style is friendly and thorough, and he has helped me a lot on several voice acting auditions. The free book that came with the lessons was very useful as well. I would heartily recommend Richard to anyone who was looking to develop their voice acting or public speaking. »
£40/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Richard
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Personal coaching
  • Personal development
  • Public Speaking
  • Elocution
Levels
  • All Levels

Online Voice, Speech, Public Speaking and Accent Reduction Coach Richard Di Britannia - 10 Years of Voice Acting & Audiobook Narration Experience

Methodology

Most voice and speech coaches work on turning vibrant, natural accents into an old hierarchical relic of the past called 'received pronunciation' - leaving students spending their days worried about slipping back into their native tongue when they get tired or too excited.

Is all that stress really necessary?

I don't think so.

Listen to any advertisement on the TV and you'll hear a myriad of accents. If the Yorkshire dialect were 'posh' and everyone else spoke received pronunciation, people might aspire to speak it! I don't believe you need trade your own rich, warm and musical dialect for an anachronism of the past. That's why I'm a different kind of voice coach and it's probably why my clients say I'm successful at helping them, because I teach people how to have clear diction, rather than simply change their accent. My method allows you to speak well, whilst still keeping what makes your voice unique.

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Questions you should be asking yourself may be:

Is your voice sabotaging your first impression due to a slurred accent, by being weak, croaky or nasal?

Are you terrified of public speaking?

Are people asking you to slow down or speak up when you talk?

Do you find your voice hurts after a short speech or are your opinions being ignored when speaking in groups?

Are you learning English and struggling to make certain sounds?

All of these issues can be fixed using the 'Di Britannia' Method!

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With lessons from me you'll learn:

• Ways to empower yourself with three key concepts that create a great voice.

• How to identify weaknesses in your own voice and how to fix them.

• Exercises to rectify breathing problems and strengthen the muscles used when talking.

• How to deepen or heighten your voice.

• Routines to clearly vocalise all forty-four phonemes of the English language such as 'st', 'th', etc...

Or, if you struggle with a particular vocal sound, mouth shape or just have an anxiety when talking, please get in touch to discuss how I can help you become a better speaker.

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You'll also get a FREE textbook (written by me) with your first paid lesson, to help you speak how you've always wanted to :)

Experience

For over a decade Richard Di Britannia has worked as an audiobook narrator and voice actor for over some of the top global brands, institutions and organisations such as: Mercedes-Benz, Halifax Bank and the US Government along with having sold over 5000 audiobooks.

He's offered bespoke coaching on vocal confidence, accent reduction and public speaking techniques to non-native speakers, private companies, business leaders and people like yourself who just need pointing in the right direction.

Finally, he's a best-selling, international author on the topic of improving enunciation, building vocal strength and fluency with my work 'Speak and Be Heard: 101 Vocal Exercises for Voice Actors, Public Speakers and Professionals'.

In short - he teaches people how to speak with confidence :)

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £40/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £180
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £350

Details

Online tutoring:

- Lessons are taught via Skype. No screen sharing is required, but a webcam is advised to aid with enunciation exercises.

- I offer a free hour's tutoring for every five hours of lessons!


Availability:

- I am available 10am to 7pm seven days a week.


Travel fees:

- Included within two miles.


Textbook Fees:

- Also included!


Cancellation fees:

- I fully understand if you have to cancel last minute, therefore there are no cancellation fees if you give me at least 24 hours notice! :)

- If you have to cancel on the same day, I respectfully ask you contribute £15 to cover my expenses in rescheduling.

Lessons offered by Richard
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Personal coaching
  • Personal development
  • Public Speaking
  • Elocution
Levels
  • All Levels

Richard's CV

British Voice Association - Contributing Author

Audiobook Creators Alliance - Consultant

5 reviews on Richard
  • 5/5

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5 recommendations

Thomas

Richard is a very technically aware and competent tutor. His teaching style is friendly and thorough, and he has helped me a lot on several voice acting auditions. The free book that came with the lessons was very useful as well.

I would heartily recommend Richard to anyone who was looking to develop their voice acting or public speaking.

Rob

As someone who generally struggles with absorbing new information and learning in general, Richard's enthusiasm and calm patience really helped me convince myself I could improve myself.

The additional reading material you get also really helped make sure everything learnt was solidified.

Great teacher, couldn't reccomend enough
Thanks.

Thomas

Richard is a very technically aware and competent tutor. His teaching style is friendly and thorough, and he has helped me a lot on several voice acting auditions. The free book that came with the lessons was very useful as well.

I would heartily recommend Richard to anyone who was looking to develop their voice acting or public speaking.

Susann

Richard's lessons are really fun and the book he wrote helps a lot. I've started getting compliments on my English accent and people in shops understand me better!

J

Hello;

Richard is super polite and reliable. I enjoy my lessons with him.
At my first lesson, he gave me a book wrote by himself to help me with my pronunciation and vocabulary. I highly recommend his book and lessons.
Regards J. Hastings

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