Sonya Ross is the founder and main trainer of Vocal Choice, named after her firm belief that vocal training is fundamentally about gaining more choices in the way we speak.
After completing her undergraduate degree in Edinburgh, she spent four years teaching Business English in France, where she discovered and developed a passion for teaching pronunciation.
In 2005, she embarked on the renowned MA in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama, at the time the only course of its kind in the UK: a rigorous and demanding course comprising in-depth study of vocal anatomy and physiology, pedagogy, phonetics, and personal vocal practice.
After completing her MA, Sonya spent some years teaching in drama schools and voice coaching organisations. She now works independently as a voice coach in London, and over the years has helped hundreds of clients gain more choice and control over all aspects of their spoken voice.
Her clients are financial services, insurance, sales and PR executives, lawyers, medical professionals, musicians and actors, among many others! She has been through the accent reduction process herself while learning French over the years, as well as undergoing thorough analysis and training of her own voice during her MA, so she knows very well how it feels to be in the learner’s shoes.
Her coaching style has been described by her clients as thorough, patient, enjoyable and most importantly, effective. A self-confessed ‘phonetics geek’, her enthusiasm for her subject is infectious!
Sonya lives in north London and in her spare time she is a keen reader, writer, walker and traveller.