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James Aitken

James Aitken

James is an experienced accent and communication coach based in London. He works with both non-native speakers of English to help them assimilate into English-speaking communities more fluidly, as well as training actors of theatre, film and TV to use various accents to suit new roles and improve their casting rate.

James is a graduate of the MA in Voice Studies: Teaching and Coaching at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and wrote his final dissertation on improving accent training in drama schools for actors who do not speak English natively.

As a graduate of linguistics, James uses his understanding of the intricacies of the English language to help develop the skills of his clients. He is also a classically trained singer and a performer, an experience he utilises to get the most out of his clients in regards to confidence and clarity. James is also a teacher of English as a second or additional language, and uses this experience specifically with his non-native clients.