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Testimonials

"Melissa is such a wonderful presence; I felt totally at ease working with her and her teaching style is so brilliant at cutting through to what needs to be done to get the best performance out of an artist."

Alexandra Ricou

“I found commercial VO super useful as it was definitely the thing I knew the least in and I came out with a much better understanding. It actually helped me acting wise as well as I feel more confident putting myself forward for big acting commercials. It even helped me with marketing as I ended up getting one of my headshots done just for commercials and it’s actually getting me through the door where I wasn’t beforehand.”

Poppy Charlton, Actor & BRAVA Student

“Melissa is an inspiring teacher with a huge range 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 at Bristol Old Vic Theatre

“The main takeaway from the course is that the industry is much more broad and varied than I first appreciated, and that there are so many different avenues to explore. ”

Daniel Watson

“There's no doubt we have entered a new Golden Era of audio... storytelling is booming and BRAVA is a great initiative…well done!”

Steve Orchard, CEO of Quidem

“The course is a great introduction to the world of VO. Learning that despite doing voice lessons and drama school etc doesn’t automatically qualify you as a VO artist – there is so much more to being an VO artist than being able to just “speak”. There are so many areas of VO and being able to say what you are interested in and then having Melissa guide where you might be best suited as well is great.”

Arianne Hough, Actor & BRAVA Student

“I have discovered where my strengths lie within VO, giving me an opportunity to not only specialise in a niche, but also put more work into the areas that come less naturally. Being well rounded within such a broad and diverse industry is key and BRAVA offers guidance in every single nook and cranny.”

Jasper Meehan, RADA & BRAVA Acting Student

“Don't cut any demos until you have done BRAVA training.”

Kerry Hutchinson

“Melissa is sensational. She’s thorough, ensuring learning objectives are embedded while her teaching style is very freeing and fun. It doesn’t feel like you are being shoved a load of information that you can’t begin to digest or you never lose concentration feeling like you are being lectured but you come away with a wealth of new knowledge and are clear on completely new concepts.”

Darcey Ball, Actor & BRAVA Student

“Straight-talking, tailored and well-rounded coaching with business development support.”

Sarah Jupp

“‘I haven’t felt so inspired by anything for years. I feel very excited and optimistic that [Thom has] launched the Academy, especially at this time. We really need such vital sparks to ignite our creativity and give direction.”

Kate Southgate

“It's a great investment in yourself, and you can only have something to gain.”

Savannah Betts

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