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

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.  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 provides the learners with a unique journey beginning with self awareness and ending with professional poise.

Because communication matters.   

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The Coaches

Studio Director, BREN McELROY
Lead Presentation, Voiceover & Acting 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.  In the National Speech and Debate Association, Bren became a National Champion in Dramatic Interpretation while attending Milton Academy High School; 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.

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.

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The Classes

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.


Public Speaking



Voice Over & Acting


Accent Reduction


Speech Team: NSDA


Voiceover Student

- 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."

Contact Us

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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

E: info@communicationmattersstudio.com

A: Cambridge/Charlestown, MA