Valérie is a bilingual Voice, Accent and Presentation Skills expert originally from France, now based in London. She draws on her twenty-five-year performance career in the Classical Music industry as an international soloist, to provide training and coaching to a wide mix of clients from performers, business leaders to high-ranking politicians.
Her lifelong interest in voice and acting led her to gain a Master of Fine Arts in Voice Studies at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, from which she graduated with Distinction. Valerie was awarded ‘Lyric Revelation of the Year’ 2006 at the Victoires de la Musique Classique and is a laureate of the Royaumont Foundation.
Her pedagogy draws upon a wide range of voice, movement, and acting approaches, to provide both aspiring and professional performers with the tools to make creative and healthy vocal choices. She also uses these tools to help corporate clients to develop their spoken style and become confident and inspiring speakers.
The techniques she uses have been developed from a wealth of resources, including her experience as an Opera performer, her training in Voice and Speech Pedagogy, her work as a Political Speech tutor at the University of West London as well as a Language Coach on various Opera productions.
She has worked as a Voice and Text coach at the London College of Music, the Identity School of Acting, the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, the Rose Bruford College, the Trinity Laban Conservatoire and the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts as well as London School of English and ESSEC Business School. Her corporate clients include Candriam Asset Management, Chugai-Pharma Europe, OECD, Morgan Stanley and Synthomer.
Valérie draws on her performance experience to provide immersive and playful classes that foster an empowering environment for every student. Her goal is to empower each of her students to gain confidence in their own skills and abilities, and she aims to get to know her students so that she can teach each of them in the right way. Valérie loves to help people unearth their creative side by using techniques and strategies from the performing arts.
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