Matthew
Collins

About

 

Matthew Collins is a voice coach working with clients who range from prisoners and business people to members of the Women’s Institute.

At the moment he’s running online School Shakespeare and School Voice Workshops (most recently for King’s Worcester – March 2021), Corporate Voice Workshops and online Community Poetry-Speaking sessions.

On Saturday 10th April 2021 he’s running an online Speaking Shakespeare workshop on Macbeth (open to anyone – see below).

For ten years Matthew was ‘Special Assignments Man’ on BBC TV’s The Travel Show. He also presented on Wogan, Open Air, This Morning, Well Worth A Visit… And (not his finest moment) an Anglia TV quiz show. He brought up two sons alone, wrote books and articles about their travails and travels, and ran prison Fathers Workshops.

Today, the work he most loves is encouraging non-thespians to explore their voices by going beyond their vocal comfort zones. And to encourage everyone to delight in speaking great words. In public or in private – whether by delivering a speech or presentation; exploring the power of Shakespeare’s language; speaking a poem; or reading the words of a great story aloud.

Ongoing & Upcoming Events:

Imbibe breakfast beauty by starting the day with Matthew’s Vocal/Emotional Tonic.

Ongoing 40 Minute Monday-to-Friday-Morning Poetry-Speaking Sessions for the price of a coffee (£3.50 – 9.30 to 10.10am). Feel the benefits of speaking beautiful words aloud on the mind, body and spirit. (At the moment we’re Speaking Shakespeare’s Sonnets.) Book via Eventbrite by 8.00pm the night before.https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monday-to-friday-morning-poetry-speaking-sessions-for-the-price-of-a-coffee-tickets-147184658275

Numbers in the group can range from one to a maximum of twelve participants. (But as we approach Lockdown’s end, the benefits of Vocal/Emotional sustenance remain as strong as ever…)

Double Double Toil and Trouble, Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble

At 2.00pm on Saturday 10th April 2021 Matthew will be running an online Voice and Shakespeare workshop called Explore The Macbeths by Speaking Them. Spend three hours exploring the language of ambition, conspiracy and murder. And see where Shakespeare’s words take your voice. Cost: £25. Book through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-the-macbeths-by-speaking-them-voice-and-shakespeare-workshop-tickets-145922804035

PUBLIC SPEAKER

“Within seconds of him
walking onto the stage, I knew I’d booked the right person. Matthew had 1700 ladies nursing sore ribs
from their laughter. The
feedback from members
can be summarised as:
Matthew made us feel GOOD!”

—Margaret Key, National Chairman,
Townswomen's Guilds

VOICE COACH

“British colleagues
kept commenting on my French accent. This was
unhelpful and Matthew 
helped me acquire a more
useful British accent.
He also helped enormously with my work presentations.”

—Suzanne, Particle Physicist

TEACHER

Matthew’s Shakespeare
workshops are dynamic
and entertaining. His
enthusiasm and energy
are so important, his
communication skills
unique and his creativity
contagious. And he always creates something new.
Merci beaucoup Matthew
pour cette merveilleuse
cooperation avec le Lycée”.

—Nicole Wagner, Head of English,
Lycée Charles de Gaulle, South Kensignton

WRITER

“Great fun…..
A must!”

—Daily Telegraph on
Matthew's Travels - 10 Years of Trips for The Travel Show

“A child’s eye view
of that great continent.”

—Daily Express on
Across America with the Boys

Lockdown Online Voicework 2021

Start the day with food for the soul in Matthew’s Vocal/Emotional Tonic.

Ongoing Forty Minute Monday-to-Friday-Morning Poetry-Speaking sessions for the price of a coffee (£3.50). Feel the benefits of speaking a poem on the mind, body and spirit.  Book through Eventbrite by 8.00pm the night before.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/monday-to-friday-morning-poetry-speaking-sessions-for-the-price-of-a-coffee-tickets-147184658275


Double, double toil and trouble, Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. At 2.00pm on Saturday 10th April 2021 Matthew will be running an online Voice and Shakespeare workshop called Explore The Macbeths by Speaking Them. Spend three hours exploring the language of ambition, conspiracy and murder. And see where Shakespeare’s words take your voice. Cost: £25.
Book through Eventbrite:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explore-the-macbeths-by-speaking-them-voice-and-shakespeare-workshop-tickets-145922804035

Individual Lockdown Schoolwork Assistance Sessions in Shakespeare, Public Speaking and Expressive Reading. Parents seeking help for their children – please contact Matthew directly (link on e-mail address – bottom of this page).