Information About Emily - Sunbury-on-Thames teacher
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Acting / Drama
Emily is an outstanding Acting Coach & Mentor, who continues to work professionally in Acting and Theatre Directing roles. Emily began acting age 6 at The Sander Theatre School of Speech and Drama and trained under Joy Sander until the age of 18- gaining her Gold Medal in Acting with Honours, Gold Medal in Verse Speaking with Honours and completed her training with The New Era Academy Diploma. Emily was awarded an MA (Masters Degree) in 2012 in Professional Acting & Trinity Level Five Professional Acting Diploma from The Academy of Live & Recorded Arts, London (ALRA)- winner of The Stage Awards Best U.K. Drama School. Since then, Emily has worked professionally in stage and screen roles, written and directed productions for Downe House School and written and directed the play, 'Ballot Box' for the Greater Manchester Fringe and Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2017- gaining rave reviews. All the while, Emily has adored teaching and dedicates herself fully to each and every student; going above and beyond to provide them with the highest quality and most up-to-date training available.
Emily is a respected Speech & Drama Teacher and Acting Mentor specialising in Trinity examination tuition ages 6-18 and professional audition technique/ industry mentoring for students ages 6-24. With five years experience in teaching Speech and Drama, Emily has an outstanding exam results rate with the majority of results awarded the highest prestige in Trinity marking- a distinction. Emily is also a professional actress and therefore understands the demands and competitive nature of the industry. For those students striving to develop a career in professional acting, Emily is a perfect mentor; guiding each student through the Drama School audition process, an impartial advisor during training and mentor once fully immersed in the industry. Emily thus far has a 100% success rate of training students for Drama School auditions- all of whom have been offered places on NCDT accredited acting courses at Drama Schools; including RADA, LAMDA & ALRA. Emily also specialises in preparing students from age 14 for The National Youth Theatre audition process.
Emily offers a bespoke service to each student. She establishes a relaxed environment in order to get to know each and every person she mentors: focussing on their ambitions and targets. Therefore, everyone is very much treated as an individual and guided according to their strengths and aims. To see what Emily's students have to say about her approach to teaching please see below:
'Emily is without doubt one of the most encouraging and inspiring drama teachers I have ever had. Her constantly positive attitude makes you look forward to her lessons and she always offers full support and individual guidance. Her skills as a teacher come from the fact that she is an incredibly talented and successful actress herself. The strong relationships she develops with her students make them feel so comfortable with her so they are able to seek help and achieve what they desire. Emily was my favourite teacher at school and I miss her lessons!'
'An absolute inspirational and passionate teacher. With no prior experience with acting or public speaking, Emily helped me achieve distinctions in both my grade 7 and 8 Trinity Communication Skills exams; but, more importantly, I’ve now developed, what can only be described as a love affair for debating and public speaking! Our lessons were always structured, with warm up breathing and vocal exercises at the beginning taken from her professional and personal experience, as well as tips that now help me with my university presentations. I was always provided with constructive criticisms, as Emily would never settle for anything but the best, which in turn meant I was constantly improving. My lessons with Emily were the highlight of my week and I will be forever grateful for my newfound passion that she’s ignited'
'I was lucky enough to have Emily coach me through both my Trinity and RADA Shakespeare awards and without a doubt I would not have achieved success in both without her! There are few teachers that I have continued to receive guidance from since I’ve left school but Emily has been nothing but supportive and her coaching post-school was essential once I began the daunting process of drama school applications and auditions. I would definitely credit her as a big part of the reason for why I gained a place at ALRA. Her own experience within the industry as an actress makes her an invaluable mentor; not only from an acting perspective but also in terms of preparation for what life as an actress may entail. Her warm nature puts you at ease and creates an informal environment with which to push yourself and really achieve your potential. She totally invests in her students and I personally found that this filled me with great confidence as a young actress. To this day I still use her warm up techniques and greatly value her audition advice whenever going for a part!'
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- ALRA (2012) - Professional Acting (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- ALRA (2012) - Trinity Level 5 Professional Acting (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- University of The West of England (2011) - Law & Politics (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- New Era Academy (2008) - Actors Diploma (Professional) (✘ Not On File)