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James offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Elocution

Price Guide
Beginner £39.00
Intermediate £39.00
Advanced £39.00
Expert £39.00

Acting / Drama

Price Guide
Beginner £39.00
Intermediate £39.00
Advanced £39.00
Expert £39.00

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Personal Description:

James is a friendly, enthusiastic and experienced international coach in acting (incl. LAMDA) and elocution (incl. accent reduction & public speaking) based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire. James has always had a love for languages, having partially grown up in the South West of France and going on to train for four years in theatre, screen and radio acting at Drama Centre London and Italia Conti Academy in London. James is also the founder and director of multi-award winning not-for-profit organisation Big Bold Youth, a Community Interest Company providing affordable and accessible drama activities for young people across the UK. He has an Enhanced DBS check, is trained in child protection and first aid.

Some of my recent feedback:

★★★★★ "I can not possibly recommend James Percy- any higher!"
★★★★★ "James has proved to be very knowledgeable, reliable, engaging & focussed on helping the boys overcome their speech challenges."
★★★★★ "Helpful, reliable and fun"
★★★★★ "I would highly recommend James!"
★★★★★ "I enjoyed working with James. He is very pleasant, engaging and enthusiastic teacher"
★★★★★ "I have had two sessions with James so far and I am satisfied I made the right decision to contact him.

Teaching Experience:

James has had a passion for teaching for over a decade, starting at the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre in Guildford and going on to set up his own youth theatre in Dorking for fellow students at his school. After four years of training at two of London’s top drama schools, James began teaching elocution and acting privately in 2016, moving on later to running masterclasses and events for large groups. Now teaching clients across the world, James has taught more than 1200 hours of elocution and acting coaching.

Teaching Approach:

★ ELOCUTION ★
✔︎ Articulation/Diction
✔︎ Accent Work
✔︎ Public Speaking
✔︎ Communication

★ ACTING/DRAMA ★
✔︎ Acting Technique
✔︎ LAMDA Examinations
✔︎ Monologues
✔︎ Audition Preparation
✔︎ Drama School Applications
✔︎ Drama & Theatre Studies

James tailors each lesson depending on a student’s personal learning style and specific needs. Whatever level of experience, James enjoys helping students reach their potential and likes them to walk away after each lesson with a feeling of accomplishment.

James offers the following options for 1:1 coaching:

Office: James usually teaches clients from his office based in Newport Pagnell, Milton Keynes.
Online: Can't travel to the office or outside of the UK? James also teaches online via Zoom. All you need is a good internet connection and a webcam.

James has taught people 30+ different countries including but not limited to:

Brazil
Chile
China
England
Finland
France
Germany
Hungary
India
Iran
Ireland
Japan
Kazakhstan
Korea
Mexico
Nigeria
Pakistan
Poland
Romania
Russia
Scotland
Spain
Turkey
UAE
USA
Wales
Zimbabwe

PAYMENT

James uses a booking system for clients in order to provide my most up-to-date session availability. When booking a new session, clients have the option to pay via debit/credit car, PayPal or by bank transfer. There is also 5% and 10% discount for pre-paid block bookings of 5 or 10 sessions respectively.

ONLINE SESSIONS

James offers online sessions for students who are too far away to visit via Zoom.

VOICE ASSESSMENT

James is able to do voice assessments (a prerequisite for elocution coaching) which lasts 45-60 minutes and costs £20. By the end, James will be able to tell exactly what he has heard in your voice and where you need to work the most in order to achieve your aims/goals.

FREE CONSULTATION

James offers a FREE 30-minute consultation not only to give him a clear picture of your aim/goals but also to answer any questions you might have before booking in.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Italia Conti Academy (UEL) (2015) - BA (Hons) Acting - 2:1 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Drama Centre London (2012) - ATCL Diploma in Performance Studies (College) (✘ Not On File)
  • LAMDA (2010) - Acting - Gold Medal - Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)
  • LAMDA (2010) - Verse & Prose - Gold Medal - Distinction (Other) (✘ Not On File)

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