C.M. Studio in no way condones any form of racism, bigotry or hate speech. As Studio founder, I stand in solidarity with the BLACK LIVES MATTER movement. I stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community. I pledge to make a conscientious commitment to do better in the fight to end systemic racism through listening, conversations & change: Communication does matter.
Communication Matters Studio
A Place for Corporate Professionals, Foreign Students & Performing Artists
Helping Dreams Come True One lesson at a Time
Whether you’re a corporate professional who needs practice with presentation skills, a foreign national in need of clearer English pronunciation, an actor seeking to perfect an audition or your dreams are finally letting you do something about your voice over career, these are all matters of communication.
C.M. 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 gives the participant a unique learning journey beginning with self awareness and ending with professional poise.
Because communication matters.
Studio Director, BREN McELROY
Master Voiceover, Acting & Presentation Coach
Professional Actor: AEA, SAG-AFTRA
Studio founder, Bren holds her MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater and was honored with the coveted Professional Theater Internship (PTI) position in the ACT Company. She received her BA in Theater from Kenyon College, where she was awarded the Joanne Woodward Acting Trophy. While attending Milton Academy, in the National Speech and Debate Association, Bren was 3 time Massachusetts State Champion and a National Champion in Dramatic Interpretation; her Acting has been recognized by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Boston Shakespeare Company. While working as a professional actor, she used her theater training to coach trial lawyers in public speaking and communication in order to optimize their presentations in court. Thus began her interest in the leadership, behavioral and change aspects of corporate interactions inspiring her to return to college earning her 1st class honors in Training and Development from the University of Ireland, Maynooth. She has taught this and Acting for 20 years. Her extensive background and knowledge of business and the arts are used in her programs for the advancement of corporate professionals and performing artists.
Acting Coach Partner, Tim Dillard
Actors Master Key Coach
Tim attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York where he graduated from their Studio ProgramOn screen. A British Actors Equity member, Tim has worked with Director’s such as Mel Gibson, Jim Sheridan, Antione Fuqua and Alan Parker. Tim gained an incredible education on filmmaking by serving as a personal assistant to every department head a production offers, but his true education in how to shape a performance that serves both the narrative and actor was earned during his two years working with six time Academy Award nominated writer/director Jim Sheridan: ‘My Left Foot’, ‘In the Name of the Father’, ‘Get Rich or Die Trying’. Tim has coached actors throughout his career, and is a big believer in doing the work beforehand that allows us to be in the moment when the camera rolls or the curtain comes up. Tim joins CM Studio as The Actor’s Master Key Coach. This is a comprehensive course that lays the groundwork to be a happier & healthier actor who effortlessly exists in the moment and can navigate the topsy turvy nature of this crazy business of show. By developing a consistent meditation practice and slowly implementing exercises engineered to increase your imagination, concentration and ability to visualize the life & career you desire you’ll become motivated to take all the actions necessary to make the career you desire a reality.
Public Speaking Partner, RANDALL McCUTCEON
Lead Writing & Extemp Coach
Best selling author of over 11 award winning books
A member of the National Speech and Debate Association Hall of Fame since 2001, Randy has trained leaders from Guam to Maui...attorneys, corporate executives, Department of Defense teachers, college students.
Randy shows you how to more effectively present your ideas in a clear and meaningful way...as he teaches you what Aristotle called all the available means of persuasion.
Success in learning frequently depends on finding the right Instructor; someone who knows the subject well and understands how to inspire others. My teaching style focuses on skills training, but also emphasizes self-exploration and discovering a passion for something new.
Take a look at the lessons the Studio provides and choose the right one for you.
- Victoria Williams
"Bren is an incredible teacher. I did voiceover 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."
If you would like more information about the lessons, feel free to call.
Lessons are packaged in three, 90 minute or 1 hour bundles. A bundle is due at booking.
To book, please call or email. We work on the weekends!
T: +1 (617) 768-7860
A: Cambridge/Charlestown, MA