We offer friendly and top quality tuition. We achieve successful results - see what our clients have said:
"Over the last few years I have worked on so many accents with Marianne. She has been absolutely amazing, really fun to work with and goes beyond just vocal training and gives many insights into what the industry is like. Deciding to start accent work with Marianne was a brilliant decision and I always look forward to the next lesson I have with her. She is a wonderful person and has helped my improve so much. So if you’re looking for a dialect coach you don’t have to look much further."
Thomas Gawthorpe, acting student
"It's difficult for me to accurately review Marianne in a concise manner because there are so many things I'd want to say and they still wouldn't do her justice. She has the right balance of traits for a teacher: well-organized and professional, but also adaptable, personable, and empathic. I came to her with zero background in voice work or acting, but she smoothly managed to take me through a huge range of new skills, from learning several accents to speaking more clearly and confidently. Marianne is an absolute gem of a teacher and I always come out of my sessions with her feeling much better about myself-- that I have learned something about myself. When I sought a coach to help improve my voice, I expected to do some exercises making funny faces and reading Shakespeare. I certainly did do these things, but with Marianne's guidance, my goal to improve the way my voice sounds turned into something so much more. If you're like I was and feel disconnected from your voice, even hate your voice, book Marianne!"
Christine Cain, actress/model
"Marianne is an incredible accent guru. Her technique and her tips really work! It's been an entertaining way to improve my accent and I will definitely continue with the presentation course. Marianne has an extensive knowledge of a range of accents, and she is extremely skilled at what she does, so I highly recommend her - Go on give it a go and you won't regret it!!
Georgia Tsirona, accent and dialect client
"I booked five sessions with Marianne in preparation for delivering talks to companies and organisations. She was informative and knowledgable and really helped to identify my strengths and weaknesses. I would definitely recommend her and I’m sure I will see her again."
Charlie Wardle, Climb Your Mountain/The Mountain Coach
"Thank you for being an inspirational influence on the girls, you have helped mould them into the thought provoking girls they've become. They are certainly richer in confidence and wisdom from their times with you."
Lisa Dobbs, long term client
Thank you so much for your amazing and informative presentation yesterday. Everyone is talking about ‘all the fruits’ 🍎 🍉 🍌 Hahaha!! It was just the right vibe for our lovely cohort. 👌
Julie Gossage, Vocal Balance
"The session was great and really well received by the group, they loved it. They said they could listen to you for ever! I found this session fascinating and really interesting. I have never broken the accents down in this way, just always relied on a good ear to copy!
Jo Petch, Nottingham Playhouse, Encore
"Marianne taught a vocal workshop at The Acting Studio on Feb 13th. The lesson was exceptionally well taught by Marianne, with an excellent balance of fun and teaching, and the students came away truly inspired with a sense of having learnt new skills that will enhance and benefit them in their future training. We very much look forward to having Marianne with us again, in the not too distant future!"
Amanda Fairclough, the Acting Studio
"Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us on Wednesday in East Bridgford. It was extremely useful and I know everyone benefited from your help and advice. I personally have been practising with my words to improve my delivery of the the text to ensure I portray a convincing Maggie."
Karen Peckover, actress in Hobson's Choice
“I enlisted the professional support of Marianne in preparation for the final of a pitching competition called Pitch@ThePalace. The competition, organised by HRH Duke of York and hosted at St James Palace, is a very competitive but after being coached by Marianne I am filled with the utmost confidence about our prospects.
She has completely transformed my pitch and style of speaking and I have made much more progress than I could have imagined. She is very friendly but also very professional and honest in her approach. She doesn’t mess about and gets straight to the point which I really valued and I always felt we made the most of our time together. I would definitely recommend her services and hope to use her again in the future to support other members of my team”
Angus Drummond, Limitless Travel
“I started working with Marianne to develop the projection and clarity of my speech in business settings. This soon expanded to broader speech coaching and I am delighted with the lasting results. Marianne is also such great fun to work with. Each session left me buzzing and motivated to practice the areas covered.”
Darren, Managing Director, Mining sector
"Professional, fun and enlightening. Marianne never fails to surprise you to new work."
Luke McGibney, actor
"A fantastic and fun workshop. Marianne is a true professional. I would highly recommend her for anyone wanting to use their voice in business to get their right message out to their audience."
Caroline Beasley, Starflower Holistics Ltd.
"Marianne is an inspiring teacher with obvious expertise in this field. I look forward to practising all her tips and techniques! Thank you!"
Rachel Middleton, Attenborough Nature Reserve Education
"I am usually a very shy and quiet person but on the MBV course I was able to break down these barriers and express and explore myself in a comfortable and supportive environment using interesting and innovative techniques. I am looking forward to doing more work like this. Thank you Marianne for all your enthusiasm, encouragement and kookiness!"
Jenny Lewis, course attendee
"On behalf of the choir, thank you so much for coming back to Sky on Monday to run such an excellent workshop for the choir. Several of them have said how useful and interesting they found the session."
Christopher Straw, Sky Choirmaster
"I entirely enjoyed my Accent Training with Marianne. Not only was it professional and thorough in terms of the programme’s content, it was also interactive, interesting, and very practical. When you decide to study with MSV, you can expect to have the highest quality of teaching together with supportive and genuine assistance of your teacher. Pure pleasure of studying and measurable results! Highly recommended!"
Monika J. NLP Coach & Holistic Practitioner
"Your passion and enthusiasm for teaching and seeing us all progress is so infectious and I couldn’t be more grateful."
Alexis, Acting Student
"Fantastic workshop; I found the aspects of enunciation and clarity particularly beneficial. I look forward to a part two."
“The CHEC team would like to thank you very much for taking the time to travel to Barnsdale Hall to present your session on Voice Coaching for the Master Class II conference. Your session scored 4.5. and contributed greatly to the overall score for the event which was 4.2 (Mean score - 5"excellent" and 1 is "poor").”
Primary Healthcare Educator
“Just wanted to let you know, how much I enjoyed working with Marianne over the last 5 weeks. She has been a true professional, and I can safely say, that with her guidance I have been able to achieve the objectives I set myself through this exercise. Just a matter of constant practice, to re-enforce all the techniques she has taught me.”
Renlyn, Private client
"Thank you so much for all your help and support. You have helped me to find my voice and made me a stronger actor."
Rachel, Acting Student
It’s not been an easy course, as it is not an easy thing to change your habits, but it has definitely been worth the effort. Every week I was looking forward to my class, not only to learn more and try to improve my pronunciation, but also to have a cup of tea, some biscuits and a little chitchat with Marianne and the rest of the group.