Having worked as an actor, Joel trained as a voice coach at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, while training, he was awarded the VASTA Diversity Scholarship. His extensive experience working with a variety of actors, allows him to be responsive, intuitive and adaptable as a coach.
Diaspora Accents for Actors
For the past three years, Joel has been co-running the Diaspora Accents For Actors (DAFA) Workshops, which specify in accents ranging from, the Caribbean, to North, East, West and Southern African regions. Joel has also coached on a variety of urban and multi-ethnic British and American accents. His specialism in this variety of accents has led to coaching Oscar-Nominated artists.
Joel is no stranger to using his voice in the recording booth either, having sustained a career spanning more than 15 years instructing or acting as a voice-over artist.
Young People & Outreach
Joel has significant experience in working with young people and works closely with RADA and The National Theatre's Outreach programmes. He offers accent learning and audition prep designed specifically for young people.
Joel is passionate about quality voice and speech training across the performance, education and business sectors, and he aims to imbue all his clients with vocal confidence and communicative ownership.
His recent work in theatre includes: Mirror Mirror The Royal National Theatre Rockets & Blue Lights Manchester Royal Exchange Trojan Horse BatterseaArts Centre, A Taste of Honey Trafalgar Studios Master Harold & The Boys The Royal National Theatre, Two Trains Runnin The Royal & Derngate Theatre, As You Like It Queen’s Hornchurch, Red Dust Road for National Theatre of Scotland, Strange Fruit The Bush Theatre J’Ouvert, Theatre 503, One Night in Miami Nottingham Playhouse, Glass Menagerie The Arcola Theatre, The Half God of Rainfall The Kiln Theatre, Good Dog Watford Palace Theatre, One Love Birmingham Rep, Princess and the Hustler Bristol Old Vic, DNA Queen’s Theatre Hornchurch, The Dark at the Tobacco Factory, Bristol, The Wider Earth The Natural History Museum, Macbeth Bord Gáis Energy, Yellowman The Young Vic, Assata Taught Me The Gate Theatre,A Bitter Herb The Gielgud Theatre,and Blues for an Alabama Sky GBS Studio.
Film & TV: My Name is Leon, Empire,The Gangs of London, The Ancestors, Queen & Slim, Mama Ks Team 4 - Netflix, There’s Something About The Movies - Sky One