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Acting / Drama

Price Guide
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00

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Personal Description:

I began my own education in drama at The Italia Conti Theatre School before training for a further three years as an actor at 'LAMDA'. Later, I moved to New Zealand, working there for several years before returning to Billericay. Here, I have been involved in educating the next generation of actors and theatre practitioners. I am an examiner for LAMDA and have been Head of Drama in several schools, nurturing young talent to progress to a range of careers, from acting to directing, designers to stage technicians and even lawyers.

Teaching Experience:

I hold a first class Honours degree in Drama and Theatre (University of Surrey), a Masters degree in 'Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance' (University of London) a Diploma in Professional Theatre from LAMDA, QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and the LAMDA teaching diploma. I have taught in conservatoires and mainstream education, having been Head of Drama in four leading schools. I have a track record of producing high outcomes for my students in public examinations. As well as teaching, I have been an examiner for several examination boards and have an in-depth working knowledge of Drama and Theatre at GCSE, A level and Degree level study. I am an examiner for LAMDA and have prepared hundreds of my own students for success in a range of LAMDA examinations.

Teaching Approach:

I can provide tailored tuition for a range of circumstances from preparing for auditions, to coaching for examinations or simply to enhance confidence or develop personal performance or presentation skills. I can take a highly practical approach, working closely with you on your vocal production and/or movement techniques for example, or alternatively, I can provide tuition that takes a more academic focus; i.e. the study of significant practitioners or influential directors or performance styles. Tuition can be provided for one-off sessions to address a particular need, or ongoing tuition that focusses on a specific topic, such as Shakespeare or contemporary texts. I can also provide informed advice on how to go about taking the next steps in your development as an arts practitioner or performer. Finally, I encourage all of my students to engage with the rich diversity of theatre practices that are within reach given our close proximity to London.

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

Qualifications:

  • Birkbeck, University of London (2011) - Shakespeare and Contemporary Performance (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (2010) - LAMDA diploma in professional theatre (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of Waikato Hamilton, New Zealand (1998) - Diploma of Teaching (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • Roehampton, University of Surrey (1997) - Drama and Theatre Studies with QTS (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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