THE TEAM

Resonance Voice Training is a company working across the UK. It is led by founder Louise Kerr and its excellence depends on a select team of hand picked associates.

We have all had careers as professional performers, having sung and acted across the UK and Europe. We all have experience and excellent track records in teaching and training communication skills.

We offer a range of courses for educational and public sector establishments, for charities, corporate sector companies and individuals.

Our highly adaptive approach can be tailored to meet most needs. In the last year, for example, we have tailored courses for newly qualified teachers, civil servants, corporate executives, chambers, doctors, social workers, call centres, and university academics. We have also taught young people involved in the theatre and public speaking and others in need of interview skills.

Louise Kerr MA Voice Director Louise Kerr, director, Resonance Voice Ltd

Louise has the MA in Voice Studies from the Central School of Speech and Drama  As a television voice expert she appeared on C4’s hit show ‘Faking It’ building the vocal confidence of a young would be video director. She was also the onscreen voice and movement coach to a string of celebrities in the Channel 5 series ‘Celebrity Swap’ changing the gender, race, class and age many of the participants. She also contributed to the Back2Back  series ‘The Changing Face of….’

As the founder and Director of Resonance Voice Training she currently coaches and trains in industry and education running courses for, amongst others, the The Wellcome Trust, SHL/CEB, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and many other corporates, public sector organisations and educational establishments. As an actress her performance work took her to the Royal National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company and many of the country’s repertory theatres. She has recently taken up singing for recital following a break in her performing career.

Tracy Elster Lead Associate LondonTracy Elster, Lead Associate, Resonance Voice

Tracy is a professional actor, singer, performance coach and teacher. A UEA Drama graduate, she is trained in the Estill vocal system and Meisner acting technique and teaches acting, voice and singing to advanced level.

She has extensive experience in theatre, having co-founded a theatre company which took up residence at The Norwich Arts Centre from 1992-4, toured with many regional companies and has also written, performed and produced her own one-woman shows. As a singer she has performed in the UK and The Netherlands and specialises in European cabaret and jazz.

Tracy currently coaches choirs and individuals on performance skills in The Netherlands and has been performance coach on numerous training courses, including Presentation Skills and Leadership Voice. She is also an experienced facilitator and role player in the medical and corporate sectors.

She is currently studying for an MA in Dramatherapy at Roehampton.

Sasha Mitchell Lead Associate London and South West

Sasha has worked with Resonance since 2005,and has worked across the acadeSasha Mitchell, Lead Associate, Resonance Voicemic, public sector and corporate sectors with Louise since then. She has recently moved to the Devon/Dorset Borders and is heading up the Resonance South West division. Sasha was the Voice tutor on the Access to University course with Clean Break, and also works with a variety of private clients. She has studied with a variety of voice specialists including Julia Wilson-Dixon and Frankie Armstrong and completed the Vocal Process voice-training course with Gillyanne Keyes in 2008. Sasha achieved her PTTLS qualification in 2011.

She has been a professional performer since the age of 16 in television, radio and theatre. She continues to work as a professional singer and actor. Her solo singing work saw her perform last year at The Roundhouse in London, Aldeburgh Festival, Wilton’s Music Hall and The Hothouse in Morecambe.

Member of British Actors Equity

Exeter Chamber of Commerce

 

 

Heather Spanton Executive Assistant

Heather is a skilful and dedicated Executive Assistant with extensive experience in the coordination, planning and support of daily operational and administrative functions.

With over twelve years’ experience, Heather has a demonstrated capacity to provide comprehensive high level support for senior individuals including scheduling meetings, events management, coordinating complex travel and diary management and effectively managing all essential tasks.

Heather is a successful communicator adept at establishing an exceptional rapport with individuals on all levels and understands the balance between customer and Company needs. She is highly focused and results-oriented in supporting complex, deadline-driven operations and is able to identify goals and priorities and resolve issues in initial stages.
Heather lives in Norwich with her partner, son and step daughter, takes an active interest in the local music and fashion scene and has recently begun training for a half triathlon.

Associates

Ros Simmons  MA Voice

Ros graduated with an MA in Voice Studies from the Central School of Speech and Drama and was awarded the Certificate in Speaking Skills from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She trained as an actor in Manchester and has worked in Film, Theatre and Television.  She has trained and facilitated in Communication Skills for GP’s, psychiatrists and medical students at many of the major teaching hospitals in London and in Cambridge.

Her voice teaching has taken her to several leading London drama schools – Central, RADA, The London Centre for Theatre Studies, MD2000, and she works regularly at Mountview Theatre School. She also works with professional actors as an Accent and Dialect coach in film and television; most recently, ‘School for Seduction’ and ‘The Glass House’.  Ros also coaches in presentation skills and public speaking and teaches Spoken English Skills to professionals who have English as a second language.

Sarah Souster 
Sarah Souster has a wealth of experience as a performer, trainer and facilitator. She graduated from university with a BA in English Literature, then worked as an actress in TIE, community theatre, and repertory. After having children she moved towards arts education and training. Sarah devised a training programme for teachers and early years practitioners to encourage the use of Drama and to have ‘confidence in creative play’. This training was delivered across many London Boroughs.

As well as working within the Education sector, Sarah has worked for Actors in Management as a role player and facilitator for corporate clients. She has also provided communication skills training for the NHS. Sarah currently coaches in presentation skills and ‘courage in’ public speaking. As a qualified EFL teacher Sarah her knowledge of phonetics and accent reduction is much used for those who have English as an additional language.

Richard Sexton MA Fine Art

Richard has complemented his fine art (painting) practice with various linguistic and teaching activities. Translation work has featured prominently helped by his fluency in French, English, German, Italian and Swedish.

A resident of ten years standing in Stockholm he has been training Scandinavian English speakers to perform better and more confidently in any scenario where English is the lingua franca, whether it be in business, academia or within the cultural domain. He continues to regularly hold painting courses both privately and publicly at various museums around the land.

His great love of language adds to his excellence as a trainer.

Edward Halsted BA (Hons) Law

Edward has worked in drama-based corporate training for many years as facilitator, role-player and coach. He was born in London, read Law at Exeter University and then trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.  His theatre work includes many leading regional theatres, the National Theatre, the West End and recently with the acclaimed Punchdrunk company.

He won Best Actor at Edinburgh. He has a wide variety of tv and film credits, and his recent voice-over work includes The South Bank Show. Radio work includes four series of the popular comedy Like They’ve Never Been Gone.

Jill Connick MA Drama

With vast performance experience in theatre and television, Jill returned to further education, completing a Law Diploma in 1991 and training as a Barrister. She has had extensive experience as a facilitator of drama based roleplay training since 1995 and has led many workshops around various senior management issues.

Jill also works with Scenario and forum theatre with experience in scenario based workshops, using a mix of learnt script and forum facilitation. She is qualified to administer and feedback MBTI (OPP); and qualified to administer Emotional Intelligence.