Acting Voice and Presentation Training hosted by Ellis Jones, former Head of Acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) 

Are you looking for a personal acting coach or voice coach, presentation training, acting classes, help with auditions online or via Skype?

Teach Yourself Acting offers no-nonsense one-to-one and group coaching for new and seasoned actors, and for non-actors needing to upgrade their presentation skills.

What we offer

London Workshops

We offer intensive Saturday morning sessions for seasoned actors to equip you with a vocal, physical and text regime to advance your confidence on stage and at auditions. Here is a response to our recent workshops in October-November:

"It was great to work with a range of experienced teachers week to week on voice, movement, script work and prepared monologues. I learnt a great deal in every session and saw my progress clearly over the weeks.”

Hannah Wilder

Online Coaching

Coaching with a top professional tutor on a real-time, one-to-one basis. Available to non-actors and actors alike. If you're seeking help with a tricky presentation, or you've an important audition coming up, we can make a difference very quickly.

"Extremely helpful and detailed..specific and practical…a really useful resource"


Caterina Nonis, undergrad actor, New York


The Audition Surgery

The TYA Audition Surgery team members have been at the receiving end of auditions literally hundreds of times, and have witnessed many disasters – but also the start of many wonderful careers. This is a chance for you to share in the lessons they have learned over the years.

"There really are no words to describe how incredibly helpful and kind you are. I am sure I will be signing up for this program again, as this truly is the best help I have ever received on audition monologue preparation." 

Alex Goldman, student actor, Montreal

Presentations with Impact

Making powerful, impactful presentations is something you too can learn. By taking simple steps such as adding authority to your voice and adjusting your posture we can give you the skills and confidence to make yourself heard in your professional life. Make sure your audience pays attention, takes notice of your and what you have to say with our bespoke presentation training, tailored to your individual needs. 

"After working with the team, I was immediately a more effective and elegant communicator. Briefs and debates became something I enjoyed. I wished I had discovered these techniques earlier in my career."

Major, British Army Intelligence.

The Dialect Directory 

Help with a specific dialect or accent, direct coaching via phone or Internet with a leading London professional. London dialect coaches Helen Ashton and Sarah Shepherd are on hand to help.

Training with Ellis

Actors who trained at RADA during Ellis's time as Head of Acting are everywhere. Ellis supervised the training of a remarkable generation of performers including Sally Hawkins, Maxine Peake, Tom Hiddleston, Danny Mays, Ben Whishaw and many more. 

Find out more about Ellis’ career and who he’s worked with.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you in your acting career, whether you’re starting anew or finessing your skills, or if you are looking to develop your presentation skills and public speaking.

Call us on +44 (0) 7778 456 193 or email for free friendly advice. 

Tom Hiddleston    Maxine Peake

Who we are

  • Rebecca Cuthbertson

    Voice Tutor,

    Formerly with the RSC, Rebecca has just been asked to join the Voice Department of the National  Theatre.

  • Frank Barrie


    FRANK BARRIE is one of Britain's most celebrated classical actors, and a highly respected mentor. 

  • Nicholas Barter


    An internationally respected director and acting teacher, NICHOLAS BARTER is a former Principal of RADA.

  • Lois Baxter


    A former National Theatre player Lois directs, teaches and auditions students for leading drama schools.



    A leading actor in the RSC 2015 Stratford season Ed is also an expert classical tutor.



    An eminent actor in television, theatre and radio, Andrew is a skilled, perceptive tutor.

  • Helen Ashton

    Dialect Coach,

    Helen is a renowned freelance voice and accent coach, and is the dialect specialist at RADA



    An actor of wide experience, Mark has auditioned literally hundreds of drama school candidates.

  • Ellis Jones


    Actors like Eve trained at RADA with Ellis, who is now available as your acting coach.

  • Christopher Lane

    Movement Director

    Christopher's work as a director and inspiring tutor, is being increasingly noted in London and elsewhere.



    Trained at RADA, Sibu is a highly successful actor, writer and tutor in the UK, South Africa the USA.

  • Beth Nestor


    RADA graduate Beth Nestor is a busy professional actor, trainer, and audition panel member.

  • Sarah Shepherd

    Voice and Accent Specialist

    A successful accent coach and voice teacher, and an M.A. graduate of the Central School of Speech and Drama.

  • Zoe Waites


    RADA graduate Zoe Waites is a celebrated classical actor and experienced audition panel member.

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