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James Aitken

James Aitken

James is a voice coach with experience as a linguist, performer and a teacher of English as an additional language. A graduate of the highly acclaimed Voice Studies: Teaching and Coaching MA from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, James has taught at some of the biggest arts institutions in the UK. 

James’ specialisms include: accent and dialect, voice for speakers of English as an additional language, practical voice, vocal anatomy, and spoken voice for musical theatre. Studying Linguistics at Cardiff University was vital in guiding James’ understanding of the intricacies of language-use and communication in both performance and non-performance settings.

James is a co-founder of On Voice, a collective of voice practitioners providing accessible, research-led voice coaching for voice-users. He also works as a voice and dialect coach for theatre, film and television performers, working in a 1-1 setting as well as providing show support. Most recently, James was the voice and dialect coach for Much Ado About Nothing at The Watermill Theatre.