Mel coaches actors, presenters, business people, politicians, lawyers and anyone who has to cope with the media. This can be done either in private one-to-one sessions or through workshops and conferences. Specific courses can be devised as well as one-to-one tuition.

  • See NEWS page for next workshop.
  • Private teaching can be arranged in Central London. Webcam coaching via Skype is also possible for people outside the UK.

Performance Tuition for Actors

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Mel runs regular workshops at the Actors Studio at Pinewood outside London. These include 5 day courses making showreels and  process weeks.


Mel also teaches one-to-one in London by arrangement. She works for both theatre and screen. Skype is perfect for help with self-tape and scripts.

Many actors are sent to Mel by casting directors or agents to assist them with screen tests and cold readings, for nerves and technical expertise. Some actors simply come to Mel to prepare a role in depth before a project.

Mel  runs regular workshops UK and abroad – see NEWS page for details.


“Thank you for an absolutely awesome week @MelChurcher, it has been truly inspiring. Hope to meet you again sometime!” @PinewoodStudios
Kathleen Graff 0 @KathleenGrrr
“I REALLY recommend @MelChurcher ‘s screen acting course at #PinewoodStudios ! It is truly wonderful! I’ve learned so much.” @Actors_StudioUK
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“My 2nd workshop with @MelChurcher was just as enlightening as the 1st one four years ago.” #acting #film @TheActorsCentre
Danny – @thedannymahoney
“Had a fantastic two days being taught by @MelChurcher – I can’t recommend her enough. Her lightest input unlocks the most wonderful results!”
Sam Wilkinson – @thesamwilko
“The best workshop I attended this year was A Screen Acting Workshop with @MelChurcher @Actors_StudioUK I highly recommend the book too!”
Michelle Foxton – @mlfoxton1
@MelChurcher “loving my showreel. Thank you for the superb direction”
Sam – @comedytiming74

Vocal Tuition for Actors

Mel has an MA in Voice Studies (C.S.S.D) as well as an MA in Performing Arts (Mddx.) and is a member of the British Voice Association (Having served on the council and the Education Working Party). She can help with any aspect of voicework: remedial, voice quality, projection and performance. This is best done one-to-one but groupwork can be arranged.

Mel also deals with all aspects of nerves and helps to bring performers confidence in their work and auditions. She specialises in linking performance skills: taking every kind of performer from sports people and martial arts experts to models and singers into the acting process.

Tuition for Presenters and Executives

Groups or private sessions can be arranged on all aspects pf presentation and media work. Mel has run business courses for many years as well as assisting people in all walks of life to overcome nerves and to present and interview with confidence. Mel can also offer help with most aspects of voice and speech work, relaxation and confidence.