Roswitha Gerlitz, Theatre Director
Bob McAndrew - Former Head of Talent, Paramount and 20th Century Fox Studios
Dean and Fellows of the World Economic Forum, Geneva
Caroline Lena Olsson, Actor
Gowsia Hyder, Business Owner
I help professional and training actors at all levels of the profession to free their most authentic, expressive and healthy voice.
I also train barristers, politicians, poets, bankers, pilots, tour-guides and CEOs to do the same.
I am a specialist in training the performance of complex text, drawing on my knowledge of rhetoric, storytelling, verse and classical text.
I also work internationally as a speaker coach and speech writer at board level.
I help actors to clarify and muscularise their speech, to soften a native accent, and to adopt a myriad of new ones.
I also help non-actors to overcome mumbling, lack of clarity and strongly accented speech.
Morwenna Rowe is a voice coach of 15 years experience, one of a rare group of professionally recognised voice coaches working in the UK. She has worked for the UK's leading drama schools (RADA, Royal Central, Oxford) and founded Speak Easily, London's leading voice and accent consultancy, in 2007. An expert in text, rhetoric and storytelling, equally applicable to actors learning Shakespeare or CEOs writing speeches, Morwenna is also a recognised specialist in voice production, physical alignment and release. Her unique accent reduction method has been taught to over 1000 satisfied clients.
Of all your instruments as an actor, none is as crucial as the voice. The audience should be able to take for granted that they can hear every single word without effort (in film and theatre). But your voice is also the exterior expression of your whole inner state, and therefore the directest expression of the character's inner life. I can help you to prepare for auditions, to develop your skills, or to prepare for particular roles.
If you are a director, I can bring these skills to your rehearsal space and set. I will not impose an alternative vision, nor seek to create booming, unnatural voices. I will create an atmosphere of physical and vocal availability, energy and risk in your actors, as well as textual and accent accuracy - so they are ready to engage fully and openly with every nuance of the rehearsal process.
In business and professional life, your voice is also a key part of your impact and persona. If you feel your voice is not fit, expressive or strong enough, you can improve this. And also find a sound that feels more authentic and representative of who you are.
As a storyteller, text coach and speech writer, I help people discover simple tools to create compelling stories, memorable words, and entertaining content. Simple information about structure, imagery and word choice can transform your confidence and effectiveness as a public speaker.
Lastly, I also advise on matters of accent, speech clarity, physical impact and nerves. People consult me on every aspect of their vocal and physical performance, and their verbal communication and message.
Sell the sizzle, not the steak
Elmer Wheeler - Ad Man
First learn to be a craftsman; it won't keep you from being a genius
If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be very intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
To talk well and eloquently is a very great art, but that an equally great one is to know the right moment to stop
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
We're the most aggressively inarticulate generation to come along since, you know, a long time ago!
Taylor Mali - slam poet
Your silence will not protect you.
Audre Lorde - writer, feminist, civil rights activist
Be a craftsman in speech that thou mayest be strong, for the strength of one is the tongue, and speech is mightier than all fighting
Ptahhotep - Egyptian official,late 25th Century BC
Nam eloquentiam quae admirationem non habet nullam iudico
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Eloquence which doesn't startle I don't consider eloquence
Marcus Tullius Cicero
I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it
After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world
Philip Pullman - author
Your tale, sir, would cure deafness
William Shakespeare - The Tempest
The exhilarating ripple of her voice was a wild tonic in the rain
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
The faintness of the voice was pitiable and dreadful... So entirely had it lost the life and resonance of the human voice, that it affected the senses like a once beautiful colour faded away into a poor weak stain.
Charles Dickens - A Tale of Two Cities
There is no good singing, there is only present and absent
Drop me a line or give me a call and we'll talk about how I can help you