Communication Matters Studio (CM Studio)
Communication Matters Studio (CM Studio)

Communication Matters Studio (CM Studio)

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Offers remote services
$65/hour
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Introduction: Whether you’re a corporate professional who needs practice with presentation skills, an actor seeking to perfect an audition or a speaker wanting the speech to be something to be proud of, these are all matters of communication. Communication Matters Studio uses the acting techniques of a professionally trained actor and combines them with the skills of a professionally educated learning and development consultant; the combination of these two skill-sets provides the learners with a unique journey beginning with self awareness and ending with professional poise. Because communication matters.
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Hired 128 times

Serves Cambridge, MA

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1 employee

6 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Jennifer B.
Jan 25, 2020
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Hired on Thumbtack

I found Bren’s coaching services through Thumbtack and she was very responsive. During our first conversation, she laid out my plan step-by-step should I decide to be under her tutelage. The deciding factor for me was her honesty. She made it clear that she would let me know if I had the potential to be a voice actor, and if I didn’t, that we would have a conversation about me pursuing other career avenues. From selecting material for my demo, rehearsing, being with me during my demo recording, and putting me in touch with a photographer to take my headshots, she has been a guiding force throughout my voice acting journey. I am happy to say that Bren is not only my voice acting coach, but also a mentor to me. I would happily recommend her to anyone in the greater Boston area looking for a voice coach.

Details: 23-27 • Beginner • Animation • Dubbing • Narration • Dramatic • Commercial • General introduction • Once a week • I travel to the voice over instructor

Voice Over Lessons
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Zachary V.
Feb 4, 2019
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Hired on Thumbtack

Bren worked with me over a number of months coaching many of my bad habits out of my work, and gearing me up for the next step in my Voice Over career. She is great at showing you the progress you're making, and instilling confidence in your own talents. She is a pleasure to work with and has expert advice that is presented in a way that is easy to understand. I highly recommend Bren for VO coaching, and look forward to the career she has prepared me for.

Details: 28 or older • Beginner • Commercial • Dramatic • Animation • Dubbing • Narration • As recommended by teacher • 30 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting) • I travel to the voice over instructor • The voice over instructor travels to me

Voice Over Lessons
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Victoria W.
May 21, 2017
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Hired on Thumbtack

Bren is an incredible teacher. I did voice over work with her and she taught me many skills that I can use in other aspects of acting. She is generous with her time, resources, and most importantly, her honesty. I would definitely recommend her and would be very happy to work with her again!
Voice Over Lessons
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Jandira F.
Nov 19, 2016
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Hired on Thumbtack

Working with Bren was a new and an amazing experiment. Before I met her I was a little clueless on what is was that I needed to work on and how I can improve my performing skills. I first went to Bren with a feeling of confusion and was lost on what my next step should be, and over the summer when I took serval private coach classes with her I started to grow as an actress and leaning what it was that I needed to improve. Bren has taught me so much about not only in performing but also in the acting business and it's thanks to her that I now have the a clear mind on what is it that I need to do to continue on growing. I highly recommend working with Bren for any teens/ or adults who feel as though they need someone to help them out and give them knowledge on growing with their skills and taking it farther, and I've diffently know she is a great coach to work with.
Acting Lessons
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Bob J.
Nov 12, 2017
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Hired on Thumbtack

Bren did a great job of taking a raw talent and helping mold it into a workable, professional voice. She knew when to push, and when to direct with confidence. I am very pleased with her overall training and attention to keeping me on the right road to a long career.
Voice Over Lessons
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Bren McElroy

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My pricing is fair. I expect to be paid on the day of service and usually I bundle my lessons in a series of three. However, I would rather have the student in learning, then out because of money, so open conversations are encouraged and financially everything can be worked out within reason.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The first lesson is usually an assessment and trust building time. The session gives me a chance to assess the skill levels, to record some cold readings and to map out the lessons going forward. As every student is different, I need to assess you before creating their learning journey and curriculum.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    - MFA, American Conservatory Theater, With distinction: Professional Theatre Internship and AEA membership - BA, Kenyon College: Excellence awarded with the Joanne Woodward Acting Trophy: Best Female Performance - National College of Ireland: Diploma, Human Resource Development - National University of Ireland: Dip, Training &Continuing Education: 1st Class Honors

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