Matthew
Collins

Voice
Coach

After 25 years of TV presenting, teaching and professional speaking, Matthew did an MA in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama. There he was inspired by the world’s finest voice coaches.

After Central, Cicely Berry, RSC Voice Director and theatrical legend, invited him to her home for masterclasses. (They shared an interest in prison teaching.) Since then he has continued regular training with Nadine George, Barbara Houseman and Kristin Linklater.

Matthew practises an approach drawn from these practitioners which boils down to one belief – that everyone has a free voice but habits, from cultural, physical and psychological influences, often conspire to conceal it.

So, Matthew encourages people to free their true voice. And helps people find the voice they want.

Matthew works with groups and individuals – with group clients ranging from prisoners to business people (for whom his workshops can serve as communication and team-building exercises) and individuals who, over the last year, have ranged from children to company directors to a concert pianist.

He is based in London but travels nationwide. His voice sessions are fun, educational and life-enhancing.

“I was posted to London
from Paris to manage an
Anglo/French government
project and British colleagues
kept commenting on my sexy
French accent. This was
unhelpful and Matthew was
wonderful in helping me
acquire a more useful
British accent.”

—Suzanne, Particle Physicist

“Was that me? I’ve no idea
where that voice came from?”

—WI voice student at Denman College

“Matt really got me out
of myself. Cheers mate.”

—Voice Class Prisoner at HMP Wormwood Scrubs

ACCENTS

Matthew offers Accent Reduction sessions for native and non-native English speakers. He has a BA Hons in French and speaks Spanish and some Russian. He therefore understands the challenges in learning – or losing – an accent.

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Adding Vocal colour, Projecting well, Overcoming nerves…. Delivering or Creating Content…. Whatever the need, Matthew can help with public speaking as he’s been doing it professionally for over 25 years.

SHAKESPEARE

Shakespeare wrote his words to be spoken and Matthew runs workshops that encourage participants to speak them.

These are popular with schools, prisons, corporations and social organisations. The workshops allow participants to explore their spoken voice, to feel the effect of Shakespeare on the mind, body and even the soul. And to encourage participants to speak with passion, conviction and confidence.

Contact
Matthew

0207 385 0977
post@matthewcollins.co.uk

Matthew
Collins

Public
Speaker

Matthew
Collins

Teacher

Matthew
Collins

Writer