RADA in Business - Richard Ryder


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Richard Ryder

Richard is an international dialect and voice coach. He has worked with actors and the business community for more than 10 years.

He graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2003 with a M.A. in Voice Studies and taught at East 15 Acting School for eight years.

As a freelancer Richard honed his voice coaching skills working at the Royal Shakespeare Company and in the voice department of the National Theatre in London. A few recent projects have included: company voice coach for ‘Harry Potter and The Cursed Child’ at the Palace Theatre, London; accent coach for ‘Kinky Boots' at the Adelphi Theatre, London, and accent support for a number of shows for the Kenneth Branagh Company at the Garrick Theatre, London.

This year, Richard, along with two other dialect coaches, released an accent app called ‘The Accent Kit’, which is free to download to your mobile phone.

Drawing on previous work as an actor, NLP accreditation and more than 10,000 hours of voice coaching Richard aims to inspire, empower and encourage personal and professional development.

Areas of Specialised Expertise:

  • Accent and dialect work
  • Standard English accent development
  • Voice and Speech Coaching for Actors
  • Body Language, Posture and Alignment
  • Enhancing Vocal Projection
  • Confident and Effective Communication
  • Personal Impact
  • Presentation Skills

Recent Clients have included:

Corporate: Aviva; Bic Uk; Brinks; Clariant; Hiscox; LSE; Macmillan Publishing; PA Consulting; RUSI; STORCK; Unilever

Film, TV and Theatre: Shabandar Film Productions; Tiger Aspect; Discovery Channel; BBC 3; National Theatre, London; Royal Shakespeare Company; Old Vic Theatre; Young Vic Theatre; Tricycle Theatre; Haymarket Theatre; Hampstead Theatre; Theatre Royal Stratford East; Sadlers Wells; Vaudeville Theatre; Wyndhams Theatre; The Crucible, Sheffield; Manchester Royal Exchange; The Lowry; Liverpool Everyman; West Yorkshire Playhouse, and many more.

"Extremely worthwhile! Richard made me feel at ease very quickly, and helped me to realise that so many things can affect the way you present. I never realised how much RADA could help in my everyday job, thank you!"

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