Emma Stevens-Johnson has worked with a large variety of clients including actors, singers, comedians, theatre directors, business leaders, vicars, and members of the police and armed forces. Here are a few testimonials about her wide range of work.
"Emma helped me with my South Wales accent for a TV series called 'Requiem'. We worked together both by phone and 'one to one' in person. I had never had to work in this accent before and felt quite worried that the accent might get in the way of my performance.
I soon felt confident that Emma could help me to sound natural and I now really enjoy the added element of the accent in my work on the character. Emma was extremely detailed and our sessions together were very focussed. She taught me several physical placements of the sound production which really helped and then fine tuned individual words and phrases. She was very flexible on timings, extremely professional and helpful and I really enjoyed the process of working with her.
I would definitely use her again if faced with another unfamiliar accent and strongly recommend her to other actors looking for help in becoming confident in any dialect work." Pippa Haywood, Bodyguard, Green Wing, Loaded, Midsummers Murders
"I had the pleasure of working with Emma Stevens in the first part of 2017 on a BBC production called 'Requiem'. I am an English actress playing a lead role , who had to learn a Welsh accent . I had no previous experience of this accent , and found Emma's approach and skill invaluable. I felt confident by the time it came to shoot, in my accent and have received excellent feedback in this area from cast and crew/producers. Emma was concise and clear in her teaching. In particular she had great patience and empathy in supporting and guiding me through an area that I felt trepidation about. She was lovely to be around , and I have no hesitation in recommending her." Claire Rushbrook, Genius, My Mad Fat Diary , Whitechapel
"Emma was a critical and effective part of our production team. Her guidance and voice coaching imbued our actors with a sense of confidence with their lines, and thus the courage and freedom to take risks with their performances, elevating the entire production to a whole new level. Her knowledge of accents is thorough; her instincts are on point; her presence and commitment to her productions are unwavering; and, best of all, she is a truly kind and wonderful person to work with. I can't recommend her enough." Roberto Patino, Producer and Screen Writer, Westworld, Sons of Anarchy
'I am an Iranian actress that moved to UK 8 years ago. During that time I wanted to improve my accent but found it difficult to know where to start or what the best methods might be. It is very difficult to improve your accent without an expert who knows how the English sounds are formed guiding you. I researched and found Emma on the internet. After my first lesson I could tell straight away that there was an improvement in the clarity of my diction. I immediately booked more lessons and continued practising with Emma. Now after 6 months my voice and accent is improving all of the time. More importantly I know lots of techniques that i can employ to continue to improve on my own. Emma is very professional. She is always prepared for the new lessons and each new lesson is always challenging and different. She doesn't waste time and is focused on the job. I highly recommend her classes for actors or people who want to have a clear English accent.'
Pooneh Hajimohammadi, The Machine, Word with Gods
'I have worked with Emma on many productions and found her ear for accents near perfect. She is an excellent voice coach and will always giver her actors help and confidence. Worth her weight in gold.' Roy Smiles, author of Ying Tong, Phythonesque, Kurt & Sid and Year of the Rat.
'Emma is always professional and an absolute dream to work with. Emma can improve an actor’s performance by giving them precise and key directions, which not only improves their accent/voice but assists their performance holistically, with at times miraculous results' Geinor Styles, Artistic Director, Theatre Na n'Org
‘I have been lucky enough to work with/employ Emma Stevens-Johnson as a voice and accent coach a number of times during the last few years on a variety of productions. I have always found her work to be exemplary and her attention to detail impressive. She is a joy to work with and my first port of call when I require accent coaching. I thoroughly recommend her for any future projects you may have.’ Lee Lyford, Theatre Royal Bath Young People’s Theatre Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Bath
‘Emma’s lesson have helped me a great deal in my career…as an actor and I find I’m much more confident in tackling accents …and not only are the lessons a great help but they’re fun too.’ Darren Evan, My Mad, Fat Diary, Submarine
"I have been using Emma's voice coaching services for most of my career as an actor. She initially coached me with basic voice skills and whilst she doesn't speak welsh, her understanding of voice helped me with my Welsh speaking roles as well. She has also helped me to grasp individual accents for roles that I would not have gotten without her help. Her kind, friendly and funny manner eases the whole process, and I now consider her a friend. Without Emma I
am certain I would not have been able to develop and continue my career." Rhys Bidder, Pobl y Cwm, Emmerdale
'I thoroughly enjoy working with Emma. Whether on a one to one basis or in the rehearsal room. I have found her knowledge and expertise to be invaluable. Accent work does not come easy to me but Emma’s approach has given me confidence to use the skill and apply them in auditions and performances. After an accent session with Emma I always feel as if I’ve made progress. Her fun and relaxed way of teaching helps you develop your skills without feeling pressure.’ Gareth Bale, Indian Doctor, Pobl y Cwm
'I enjoyed every minute of the sessions. It's been great starting to train my ear to new sounds and I'll be sure to think of you when ever I need a voice coach..' S.G, TV Producer, Cardiff
'We feel that the support you have given L... has been invaluable and helped to build his confidence. I can't thank you enough and appreciate that you have fitted him in to your busy working schedule. We have really noticed a difference in his willingness to engage in conversations and his confidence in talking within a group.' Mother of young person with special needs
'[The lessons were] very useful. I did have my doubts whether I could improve but the sessions were graded and I could see gradual improvements over the weeks. I would recommend Emma without a shadow of a doubt.' KT, Teacher, Carmarthen
‘Emma has the knack of quickly identifying any underlying“problems” with speech. I was therefore able to concentrate on those issues, both at and in between the sessions.’ S.E, Solicitor, Cardiff
'Many thanks for your guidance and support. I think that you demonstrate and excellent balance between kindness and discipline in your work.’ LJ, Cardiff
'Emma…is approachable and her sessions are not only extremely useful but great value’ R.K, Carmarthen
'I found the sessions very useful. Emma plans each session carefully…I recommend Emma’s lessons wholeheartedly’ NJ, (Stroke Client), Cardiff