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With 18 years experience, an MA in Voice Studies and a global client base, start your                                with internationally acclaimed voice coach Ashley Howard and speak the way that you've always wanted to speak.

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Unlocking voices for 18 years

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In our first 50 minute coaching session you'll do a comprehensive assessment focused on your goals. After feed back we get straight into the coaching. By the end of the session you'll know the plan for our coaching, how I teach and how many sessions it'll take.


I work in a step-by-step, easy-to-follow way, starting with what will have the biggest impact for the least effort. In each session I'll show you what you do, how to change what you do, and how to practice to sound clearer, more articulate and more engaging.


Not only will I show you how to make immediate changes in real, live speech, but I'll test your new habits through in-class, guided conversations and the reading aloud of transcripts of real talks, in order to integrate them into everyday interactions.

What's a good elocution definition?


Elocution lessons is, in Ashley's opinion, an outdated phrase for help with clear speech, pronunciation and effective communication skills.


Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) is a typical route for those who have a pathological or functional challenge with their speech, language and communication skills.

However, if you are able to communicate well but have an interest in developing these areas, you wouldn't necessarily qualify for publicly funded healthcare treatment so you could either look for privately funded SLTs or elocution tutors.

Who is elocution training for?

Elocution tuition is not about changing or modifying your accent. That is accent reduction (click here to find out more). Elocution is about keeping vocal identity but becoming clearer, vocally stronger and more impactful in conversation.

An elocution tutor will help you to improve the clarity of your voice and speech, increasing vocal impact and developing presence and confidence in your voice.

Elocution exercises can teach you...

Specific pronunciation issues with spoken English


Vowels and consonants, and difficult words and phrases


Using pitch, emphasis and rhythm in speech


Being clear in conversation

Communicating with confidence and impact


Getting your ideas across


Authenticity, personal connection and rapport with your listeners


Clarity, articulation, definition and fluency

Ashley Howard

Who will coach me?

Ashley Howard MA

  • MA Voice Studies from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

  • 15+ Years experience coaching individuals of all positions in many businesses and organisations: Microsoft, Cisco, Barclays, Prudential, DLA Piper etc...

  • Published author and mentor

Professional Voice Coach

What clients say about Ashley...

Client Testimonial for Ashley Howard elocution training

Jane Gray, Master NLP practitioner, coach and licensed DICS Trainer

“Ashley's knowledge and obvious passion for this craft inspired and motivated me to give 100% effort during our sessions. I was thrilled to have a tool box of techniques which I could use in terms of breathing, emphasis and pace. I found that not only is Ashley a brilliant voice coach, he is also a thoroughly lovely man who I would reservation.” 


Client Testimonial for Ashley Howard elocution tutor

Alessandro S, IBM Research, Italian

“I wanted to get ride of my native accent. We have started from the basic sounds of the English language, followed by words, sentences intonation and stress. Every step of the way, Ashley was able to point out mistakes, sometimes very subtle ones, (I was often surprised by his ability to detect them over Skype!) and make me understanding how to produce the correct sounds and intonation. I found our sessions extremely helpful.” 


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Dr Jayaram, Consultant Psychiatrist Indian

“It has been an absolute pleasure working with you over the last few months to enhance my speaking capabilities and modulate my accent. I was quite impressed by your professionalism right from the start. It would be a delight to work with you again.” 


How do English elocution lessons work?
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Assessment - Ashley identifies your specific voice, speech and communication


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Awareness - knowing what you do and how you do it is the empowering and puts you in charge of your habits. 

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Clear Speech - Discover how to speak clearly so that every word you say is heard and understood. And if English is your second language, learn which words may be confusing your listener and how to change them.

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Imitation and Repetition - sometimes you have to be shown what to do and how to do it until the new skills become familiar and habitual. Ashley patiently guides you towards establishing the new techniques.

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Pitch, Rhythm and Emphasis - you are helped to notice your own intonation patterns (the use of pitch and rhythm in the creation of meaning) and differences that will help you to communicate yourself more simply and directly.

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Confidence and Impact - discover the source of your confidence and how to think clearly so that you speak with impact.

2 Ways to Study Elocution Lessons

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Elocution Lessons Online via Zoom

He offers online Elocution classes through Zoom, and it is very effective. Coaching online via Zoom works in exactly the same way as coaching face-to-face. Through Zoom, he has coached elocution lessons nationally and internationally.

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Elocution Classes Face To Face

He offers face-to-face elocution classes in Stroud, which is in Gloucestershire, England, UK. If you are unsure about committing to elocution training, he can recommend elocution books and elocution software.

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As an elocution coach, I have coached people from 98 countries...

From cities and regions like...

UAE, Poland, Spain, Mexico, Kenya, Hungry, China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia, Japan, Mexico, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, South Africa etc...

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dublin, Quebec, Toronto, Vancouver, Paris, Miami, New York, Los Angeles, Warsaw, Moscow, Colombo, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune and closer to home places like Manchester, London, Kent, Brighton, Surrey, Oxford, Bristol, Cardiff, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Leeds, Essex, Birmingham, Cambridgeshire, Sheffield and many more.

What other clients say about Ashley...

Client Testimonial for Ashley Howard elocution coach

Katherine Kyle Entrepreneur

“We worked through a series of eye opening exercises, and it really got me to look at words in a whole new way. I learned so much... After a few sessions I had made a massive improvement. I can now look at a piece of writing and know that I can speak it confidently, with emphasis, enthusiasm and authority. Working with Ashley has given me the confidence to do regular promotional videos for my business, webinars and a lot more public speaking, which is exactly what I wanted. I would recommend Ashley as an elocution teacher to anybody as he is truly the best at what he does. When you get started, you'll see what I mean.” 


Client Testimonial for Ashley Howard elocution lessons for adults

Luke Cascone Engineering Student

“I just wanted to let you know the profound effect it has had on my life. The confidence brought about from working together, and the realisation that I have the ability to change and improve things about myself, that I thought were fixed, has been huge. Not only can I now speak confidently and clearly, but my outlook towards the world has changed for the better - so thank you.” 


Have you realised that

you're actually more interested in...

Accent Reduction

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Accent Reduction coaching helps you to reduce your accent towards a Standard Southern British English accent or a Neutral American English accent.

Public Speaking

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Public Speaking coaching helps you to be a more engaging, dynamic and confident speaker. Whether it's in meetings, presentations, public speeches or on video.


If your company or organisation uses English as it's main language for communication, clear speech is vital for building good relationships, having effective meetings and inevitably for profitability.


Ashley has designed and lead bespoke courses for individuals and groups at various locations throughout the UK and abroad as well as online via Skype.

Reach out to discuss your needs.

Find out about the

Clear Speech Courses

for Multi-National Companies

Not sure what you want? Contact Ashley


How much are elocution lessons? What days and time to you teach? Can you really help me? If your are interested in finding out more about elocution courses or elocution lessons online, for either personal or professional reasons, please call or send Ashley an email.

He can also recommend elocution books and elocution software to help you get started. He also has a blog, where you will find elocution exercises, advice, help, free lessons, books, exercises, techniques and elocution tips.

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