Matthew Collins is a voice coach working with clients who range from prisoners and business people to footballers and members of the Women’s Institute. He’s also recently set up individual Schoolwork Lockdown Assistance Sessions for parents seeking help with Shakespeare, Public Speaking and Expressive Reading for their children.
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 an Anglia TV Sixth Form 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.
Stop Press: At the end of this month (March 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. For more details, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org