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Acting, Voice & EFL Tutor in Manchester - Michelle Ashton

Michelle Ashton Drama School Auditions Coaches (Manchester)

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  • Professional Qualification MA Professional Voice Practice
  • Professional Qualification BA (hons) Acting - 1st class, TEFL certificate.
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Current Enhanced DBS
  • Professional Membership British Voice Association, Equity.
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Hi. I'm Michelle and I'm a Manchester based actor and voice coach. I can help you to improve your communication skills on stage or in everyday life. Sessions will be tailored to your needs to help you get the best out of your unique voice.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach:
Audition Technique (including Drama School auditions)
Practical Voice
Accent coaching (including accent reduction)
English as a Foreign Language
Tell me about your qualifications.
2016-2017 Birmingham School of Acting: MA Professional Voice Practice - Commendation.
2013 Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language
2007-2010 Arden School of Theatre: BA (hons) Acting - 1st
What kind of experience do you have?
I am very experienced as an actor and have experience of teaching in some of the country's top drama schools. I have also lead freelance drama workshops in primary schools across the UK. I also have experience of working with teenagers and adults. I also teach English Conversation to Japanese artists on an exchange program at Birmingham City University.
How much do you charge?
A free 20-minute consultation at a neutral location before you book.

Sessions start from £40 an hour dependant on circumstances and requirements
I can travel to your home in any area of Eastern Greater Manchester for an additional £10 per session.
Travel outside of Manchester will be charged at £20 per session.
Book 5 sessions in advance for the discounted rate of £175 (plus travel).
Where do you teach?
Sessions will be at a studio location in Central Manchester. I can also travel to your home in; Tameside, Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale, Manchester, Salford.
I can also travel to locations outside of Manchester (provided your home is no more than an hour from central Manchester via public transport).
When are you available?
Available all times.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
No young children. Older children (age 12 minimum) and adults only - but there is no upper age limit.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a current enhanced DBS
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Online sessions are conducted over Skype. Students must have a Skype account and a good internet connection.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
British Voice Association, Equity.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I'm currently working with an IT consultant in his 50s who has recently been offered a place at a London drama school. Our sessions involve practical voice work, speaking Shakespeare and audition technique. I am also working with two Polish women to improve their accents when speaking English.