‘Melissa is an inspiring teacher, with a huge wealth of highly relevant expertise. She works regularly with our MFA Professional Voice Studies students and provides them with the tools they need to develop their work further.’
Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Melissa has now opened up some 1-1 spots for VO coaching. Sessions are tailored individually but may include:
Getting Started in VO
ELearning & IVR
Acting for VO
Marketing Your Brand
Presentation & Communciation Skills
Booking a session
Whether you're a complete beginner to VO or have lots of VO experience, we ask that you apply to work with Melissa via the BRAVA (Bristol Academy of Voice Acting) website.
Melissa has worked in the communications industry for over 20 years and has extensive experience teaching and training. She founded Audio Enable & Radio in Schools in 2005, rolling the project out across 33 stations on the Heart network in partnership with Global Radio. The initiative went on to win an Arqiva Award in 2006.
She has lectured and coached across a range of subjects, including presentation skills, live radio and The Business of VO for education providers, including Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Ravensbourne University, and LEAs across the UK.
Melissa specialises in Marketing - with an MSc from The University of the West of England. She was Head of Comms at digital agency, e3, and took on a range of consultancy roles for startups - most notably, SecondSync (co-founded by her husband), which was acquired by Twitter in 2014.
She regularly speaks at industry events - most recently, at the Worldwide Radio Summit in LA. She lived and worked as a VO in California for 2 years and is now based in Bristol, working from her garden studio.