Working with Dee was extremely satisfying. She is a highly competent professional voice coach and helped our lead german speaking actress to be convincing as Mother Teresa. She first allowed her to clarify her English pronunciation before adding a layer of accent from the Balkans. The result is compelling; it’s the difference between an approximate impression and a real character. As a producer, I would have no hesitation in working again with Dee in the capacity of voice coaching.

We worked on a soft Albanian accent as this was where she was born.

Kamal Musale, film-maker (Mother Teresa & Me)

To work with Dee Forrest is a great privilege. As an experienced accent/dialect coach and actress, she has a profound professional background to melt the technical aspects of the spoken text, the specific accent and the emotional expression of the moment, that the character goes through. I loved developing the Albanian accent in the English language with Dee, as it helped me to really dive into Mother Teresa’s roots, her life and world. Within the brilliant coaching, Dee always added the wonderful ingredients like lightness, humour, encouragement and support.

Jacqueline Fritschi-Cornaz – Mother Teresa

Dear Dee,
Thank you so much!
Well!  We did really well I think.  The accents were a massive part of it and I thought they got to a very good place.  They were absorbed into the piece – which is the best compliment I think.
Their second night, seen by Dom Rouse, Jaq Bessel and Trevor  Rawlins, was stupendous – the best they did. I was delighted.
So, it was great working with you Dee  I hope we get to do it again.
Have a lovely Easter

GX, Gráinne Byrne

Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Dee Forrest as a voice and accent coach and a director’s assistant. I have worked with Dee on four plays that I was directing at GSA.
She provided the highest standard of professional support for me as the director. Her work with my actors massively improved their performances. With each production, she delivered what was necessary for each specific project and also for each actor. All of them received clear and precise notes and, if needed, areas to work on to improve their accent or vocal use. The actors clearly respected her expertise and style of coaching which clearly fed greatly into all their performances. What I really appreciate is her way of co-operating with a director, she is happy to input possible ideas and thoughts about the accent or voice work, where requested, and follow a director’s needs at the same time, she contributes to the rehearsal process with great dignity, professionalism, and humour. Working with Dee Forrest is also a great pleasure.

Katarzyna Deszcz
Theatre director/Poland

Thank you for providing me with this wonderful experience… it has been challenging, demanding, thorough, enjoyable and truly invaluable – your support, expertise, inspiration, such enthusiasm, and commitment – it’s been amazing.

Jackie Knowies – PGMA Student

Thank you for all the training you have given me. It has made me clearer, more confident and able to breathe!

Laura Crowhurst – BA student

Dee is an amazing person who creates a safe environment during lessons and takes time to get to know her student. Her step-by-step approach helps you not feeling overwhelmed or stressed. I learned a lot about the English language and it’s pronunciation, and the exercises are not only for the acting profession. I loved working with Dee and will hopefully continue taking lessons with her in the future. I strongly recommend Dee to everyone who’s looking for a wonderful and experienced voice coach.

Annie Ullrich – Actress

Dee really helped me transfer my skills as a graduating Barrister to a fully fledged Barrister in the London Crown courts of the Old Bailey and Snaresbrook. After a Judge had mentioned my need for some help vocally I found Dee who she helped me enormously with my depth of tone, gravitas, and vocal and physical command when addressing the Judges and Jury. Dee also worked on my clarity and style of delivery and this all increased my confidence to such an extent the Judge, who had advised me to seek help, congratulated me on my transformation. I would not hesitate to recommend her to colleagues and others needing vocal coaching.

Ruby Wang – Barrister

I got in touch with Dee as I wanted to improve my public speaking for various engagements including speaking to large audiences. In less than 3 months the focus on not only pitch and tone, but also breathing and delivery improved my public speaking dramatically and I continue to do the exercises we worked on together over a year later with success.

James Oakley – Media/Marketing

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Questions answered

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Who have you worked with?
I have had the privilege of working with some of the biggest names in the business and have been lucky enough to have played at top venues regionally and in London’s West End theatres Over the years i've been involved in many well known shows and films such as Chess, Oklahoma, The Sound of Music, The Rocky Horror Show, The Class of Miss MacMichael, Les Miserables, Merrily We Roll Along, House Of Obsession, As You Like It, A Lover And His Lass, Fears and Miseries of The Third Reich. People that I've worked with include Stockard Channing, Azure Skye, Matthew Goode, Sean Brosnan, Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Timothy West, Prunella Scales, Jonathan Pryce, Elaine Paige, Trevor Nunn, Stephen Sondheim, Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus, Cameron Mackintosh/The RSC, West Yorkshire Play House, Birmingham Rep, Babel Theatre Co and Jericho Productions to name but a few.
Is voice coaching only available in London & Brighton?
Voice coaching can take place at a location of your choice for a negotiable fee, so is not limited to London or Brighton.
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