Teaching the Art and Science of Speech
Elocution still suffers from these old images and many people who would benefit - both personally and professionally - from speech and voice lessons are deterred by these old ideas.
There's been a great deal of research into linguistics, phonetics and phonology since the days of the Haslucks. The Birmingham School of Elocution employs the approach developed by Robin Wooldridge, based upon his postgraduate research into linguistics. This is a new approach to the teaching of speech and voice and is unique to the School. The simple approach can be learnt and applied by anyone in a relatively short period of time.
Modern speech and voice lessons offered by the School give a practical way to learn how to acquire a pleasant 'neutral' accent - without having to learn long, complicated poems or difficult extracts of Shakespeare.