Accent & Dialect Coaching
Want to finally nail that 'General American' accent and get your agent off your back? Get in touch and let's get started!
Got a last minute casting for a new accent? Drop me a line to set up an emergency dialect session (yes, they do exist...)
Been lucky enough to land that role but want to make sure your accent is as good as your acting? We can work together to find the right sound for the role.
With enough notice I can help coach you towards any accent, however unusual and relish the challenge! For a greater insight into the many different types of accents I coach see my blog post.
"I don't have a great ear for accents but Maeve gives me the skills and confidence I need, so I can get on with the acting. I highly recommend her!"
David Walmsley, Actor
What can I do for you?
Audition Preparation & Text Coaching
Need some help getting your head around your audition sides? Need some help shaping the scene or finding your character's voice? It can be so helpful to have someone go through the material with you in a safe and relaxed environment. I'm your gal!
I work with professional actors in preparation for a range of film, television and theatre roles/castings, assisting with accent, dialect and/or text work.
"Every time I've had a session with Maeve before an audition I have booked the job; I think that speaks for itself. I wish I could have her in every rehearsal room with me."
Tom Machell, Actor
I have recently launched a self-taping service for my film and TV clients (so you can kill two birds with one stone: nail the accent and record a tape you’re happy with).
Recording your own self tape can be stressful and it isn't always easy to find the right set up or person to read in... your mum/boyfriend/girlfriend doesn't always make the best scene partner and many recording studios come with strict scehdules and complicated equipment.
A taping session with me is stress free, giving you the chance to do what you do best without any distractions.
Vocal Health and Delivery
Moving from film and television work to theatre and worry that you won't be understood?
Didn't go to drama school and don't know what to do to look after your voice?
Forgotten how to warm up safely?
Feeling a little disconnected from your voice?
I can help you with vocal delivery, expression, clarity, support, safety and projection.
Skype / Facetime
You don't have to come to Brixton. or even London, to work with me (although, if you can, I would recommend it!), Skype and FaceTime have proven to be very useful for my international clients, and, of course, those very last minute situations which can make a face to face a logistical nightmare.
I am very familiar with the stress of preparing for castings at short notice and am here to help!
Group coaching & Tailored Workshops
I alway happy to work with small groups and to create bespoke workshops to cater for your needs. Just get in touch with a proposal, be it an American accent session for a small cast, or group of actor friends, or an introduction to voice workshop for your univerity theatre group! If I've the time, I'll do my best to accomodate you!
Applying for Drama School?
I have coached many aspiring actors in preparation for the rigorous and highly competitive drama school audition process, with much success. Having taught in various drama schools, sat on various audition panels and, of course, gone through the experience myself, I have a clear undertanding of how the process works and what you can do to make the best impression.
Need help choosing the right pieces? Don't have a clue where to start with the oft dreaded Shakespeare monologue? Get in touch and let me help you out.
Of course, voice and accent work is not just for actors! We ALL use our voices! Don't let your voice or your lack of vocal confidence get in your way.
Presentation Skills & Public Speaking
Does your job require you to give presentations or address large audiences? Do nerves get the better of you?
I offer coaching in presentation skills, public speaking, clarity and projection to anyone who feels they might need it.
Do you feel that your accent is holding you back and want to soften it a little? Is your voice giving the wrong impression? I am here to make sure you are always understood.
Producers & Directors...
If you would like to book me for a production, please email me at to discuss availabilty and rates.