In addition, she works with people on their clarity and articulation of speech and regularly works with Redbee Media delivering voice care and voice training to both the Respeakers (Subtitlers) and the Audio Describers; their work goes out to a worldwide audience. She was proud to be part of a project entitled “Life and Deaf” where young people explored their deaf identity via the medium of poetry and they have presented their work at the South Bank and also via books and films and has been involved in a project looking at the use of the spoken voice in Circus and within Circus skills training.
She has presented at International and National conferences (PEVOC, Choice for Voice, AOTOS) and is past chair of the London Voice Special Interest Group (now CEN) and a former member of the Education Working Party for the British Voice Association who organise their training events.
Melanie Mehta BSc (Hons), MA (Voice Studies), MRCSLT, HCPC registered
Melanie qualified as a Speech and Language Therapist (SLT) in 1997 and has mainly worked in the field of voice disorders for Hospital Trusts in Kent, Devon and London including the Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust.
In 2003 she completed an MA in Voice Studies at the Central School of Speech and Drama and has been working as both a SLT and spoken voice teacher, the latter being primarily at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) where she was on the Staff for 17.5 years and was Joint Head of Department (Voice) for 2 years. She has worked with students at other Drama and performance schools and her West End credits include Dreamgirls, Book of Mormon and the Mischief Theatre team. She was a Tutor for the Voice Care Network and for a team (5 Effective Voices for Teaching) delivering voice care information to Trainee Teachers and Teachers/Lecturers in a variety of educational establishments. She has recently been working with Teaching Unions in the UK delivering Voice Care and Voice Use sessions to their members.