Hello…

 

I’m Sonya Ross, a voice, speech and pronunciation coach. Since completing my MA in Voice Studies at London’s Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2006, I’ve helped thousands of people from a variety of backgrounds to make the most of their speaking voice.

I’ve had a lifelong interest in voice, language and accents and was often found ‘doing funny voices’ as a child, so it’s no surprise I ended up doing this job!

Before I was a voice coach, I was a Business English teacher in France. I speak French and I know what it’s like to be on the learner’s side of pronunciation training! I’m originally from the Highlands of Scotland, so I have a few different accents under my belt.

I’m based between London and Hastings, East Sussex. In my free time, I walk, sing*, read, write and travel.

*I am not a singing teacher in any way but I do enjoy singing for fun!

“I would recommend her in a heartbeat. I am very glad I found Sonya to help me improve my pronunciation.”

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My Qualifications

 

 

 

 

MA English Language

The University of Edinburgh

 

 

 

 

 

 

MA Voice Studies

Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

 

 

 

Certificate of Proficiency in the Phonetics of English

UCL /International Phonetics Association 

 

Want to learn more?

 

Let’s talk about how voice, speech or coaching could make a difference to your career and life.

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Constantine Fry
Constantine Fry
2023-09-04
I had the pleasure of working with Sonya Ross as my accent teacher, and I can't speak highly enough of her expertise and dedication. Sonya's approach to teaching was truly exceptional. She took the time to understand my specific accent challenges and tailored personalized programs to address them effectively. Her keen ear and attention to detail allowed her to pinpoint my mispronunciations and work with me patiently to correct them. Sonya's commitment to helping me improve my accent was evident in every session. Her feedback was constructive and actionable, making the learning process both informative and enjoyable. Thanks to her guidance and expertise, I've made significant progress in refining my pronunciation. I wholeheartedly recommend Sonya Ross to anyone seeking to enhance their accent. Her personalized approach, professionalism, and passion for teaching make her an outstanding choice for anyone looking to improve their accent and communication abilities.
MIRKA AKBARI
MIRKA AKBARI
2023-08-21
Sonya was a fantastic coach to work with! I felt grounded and at ease from the first moment we spoke. Thanks to Sonya I learned useful techniques that are easy to apply in everyday life. I feel more aligned and confident in my speach and when having difficult conversations, which was my main objectives! Now it’s up to me to practise what I learned!
Andres Paniagua
Andres Paniagua
2023-06-18
Sonya helped me with my.pronunciation I can garanty you that there will be and before and after. I feel now.confident when speaking in English and I can prononce much better now thanks to Sonya recomend her without any hesitation.
Sharon Burrell
Sharon Burrell
2023-04-25
Sonya worked with me over a series of weeks to give me more confidence in my speaking voice, making it more comfortable to speak over long periods of time, improving the tone and variety, and making it more reflective of the real me. The sessions have been a great success with colleagues and contacts commenting on the richness of my voice. The breathing and relaxation exercises also have a wide range of benefits beyond just voice work. Thank you Sonya!
Gabriella Ferenczi
Gabriella Ferenczi
2022-12-07
I booked a coaching session with Sonya as I was preparing for a short speech at a charity event. I wanted to make sure that I'd delivered it well. I had insecurities around pronouncing certain words, and around public speaking in general. In a single session, Sonya 'fixed me'. She worked with me patiently, and made me appreciate that my accent was actually not a hindrance at all, it was rather the emphasis and intonation that I had to work on. We practiced and practiced, until I got perfectly confident - all in a single session. I nailed the speech, it was spot on, and I got many compliments afterwards. Thank you, Sonya!
Amelie Leroy
Amelie Leroy
2022-10-17
I've worked with Sonya over the past 3 years to neutralise my accent and it has completely changed my cast-ability as an actor! I love Sonya's personal approach, how she hears every small nuance, her individually tailored worksheets and recordings and keeping a track of improvements - just always prepared to go the extra mile, also with script work and selftapes. I've seen a few voice coaches, but I can truly say that no one compares to Sonya 🙂
Glen Y
Glen Y
2022-10-17
We, as a foreign bank operating in the UK , have many expatriates in our team whose native language is not English. Sonya not only assisted them in their pronounciation and voice but also supported them in their social and professional English skills. I attended many courses during my professional career but Sonya’s professional approach and extraordinary dedication to her work is invaluable. We will definitely continue working with her. Thank you for all the assistance and guidance provided. You have created much more confident team. Ziraatbank London
Alessandro Sacco
Alessandro Sacco
2022-01-04
I've been working with Sonya over the last 15 months and I could not be more satisfied! She is incredibly good in terms of clarity and strategy based on specific requirements. I feel way more confident in terms of pronunciation, quality of my speech, intonation and pace. Highly recommended especially if you work in sales or jobs where you need to speak English on a daily basis!
Stefania Barbaglio
Stefania Barbaglio
2022-01-03
The best place to work on your language skills- not only if English is your second language but also if you are a native speaker. Sonya is very professional and experienced. Highly recommended!