I am a highly experienced LAMDA teacher and also a fully qualified Drama and Spoken Voice Teacher. I trained and graduated from both The Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts and also The Royal Academy Of Music. I have worked as a professional Teacher and West End actress for 23 years. My lessons are 1 hour long and I tailor my lessons to suit each individual Child's ability. All of my students pass their LAMDA exams with either a Merit or Distinction result. I also coach children from Drama School entry and Interview technique for Independent School interviews.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
LAMDA Examination preparation for Acting,Verse and Prose and Public Speaking exams.
Drama lessons and also Drama/Performing Arts School audition preparation. Independent school interview preparation.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
LAMDA Associate Diploma - ALAMDp
The Royal Academy Of Music - PGDip and DipRAM (Distinction)
The Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts 3 year Performing Arts Diploma.
ADPA Dip (Ofqual Level 4 Teaching qualification)
Estill Certification Levels 1 and 2
- How much do you charge?
LAMDA tuition - £40 an hour (within Central London)
Independent School Interview technique and confidence coaching - £50 an hour
Public Speaking/Vocal Coaching - £40 an hour
*Siblings can opt for a combined lesson/split lesson depending on their ages and level.
- Where do you teach?
Willing to travel within Westminster,Hammersmith and Fulham and Kensington and Chelsea.
- When are you available?
Please contact me for availability.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
Children aged 5 and upwards.
I teach at all levels.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Acting,Verse and Prose and Public Speaking LAMDA Examinations.
Level 1 – Grades 1, 2, 3
Level 2 – Grades 4 and 5
Level 3 – Grades 6, 7 and 8 (Bronze Medal, Silver Medal, Gold Medal)
Introductory Examinations* for pre school and younger primary age students who are taking the first steps in memorising, reciting, and communicating.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Drama and Theatre Arts subjects are a fantastic way to help improve your overall confidence and improve your creative abilities. All of my students have passed their LAMDA exams with either a Merit or a Distinction Award. While I do encourage my students to take exams in Acting,Public Speaking and Verse and Prose,it is not essential to do. I also help students prepare for interviews to Secondary Schools and Colleges by helping with presentation skills,interview technique,confidence building and improving their speech and language skills when under pressure.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have taught at Speech and Drama at Margaret Howard Theatre College, Stagecoach Theatre Arts in Kensington and several other London Theatre Schools. I am also the LAMDA Teacher at Sacred Heart High School in West London.
Several of my young students there have now appeared in various television/film and West End shows including Kinky Boots,The Lion King and The Bodyguard.
I have worked as a professional Acting and Speech teacher at a variety of London Theatre Schools and Colleges for over 20 years.
I have also worked as an actor and appeared in a variety of West End and International Productions across the U.S.A and Europe.
My professional roles include SUNDAY AT THE MUSICALS - The Phoenix Club/Theatre-West End, The Green Girl in SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Elphaba in WICKED (NCL,Miami), Rizzo in GREASE, u/s Young Viv in SPEND, SPEND, SPEND,(Germany). Janet in THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (West End and U.K/European Tours)Soprano soloist in the Thursford Christma Shows, Ensemble in JASON ROBERT BROWN(West End), Super Nanny in TWISTED T.V, THAT'S HOLLYWOOD and SING IT & SWING IT (Miami and Los Angeles. The Royal Albert Hal (Stonewall concert).
I also appear on The Rocky Horror Show Live Album with Jason Donovan and also as a solo artist on Petula Clark's Album - In Her Own Write singing My Love Will Never Die for Sepia Records.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, (up to 2019)
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at The Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts,London from the age of 11-19.
I also completed a Post Graduate course at The Royal Academy Of Music in 2006.
The Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts,London.
The Royal Academy OF Music,London.
The Actors Centre,London.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Equity Actors Union
The British Voice Association (BVA)
LAMDA Teachers Register
The Royal Academy of music Alumni
The LAMDA Teachers Association
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Past and present students have gained successful places at many Independent Schools including,City Of London School for Girls/Boy, Channing School for Girls,Francis Holland School,Haberdashers School,Notting Hill & Ealing High School,Highgate School,Radley College,South Hampstead High school.
Also places at Theatre schools including The Italia Conti Academy Of Theatre Arts,Sylvia Young Theatre School and Arts Educational schools.
Past and present pupils have appeared in West end shows including The Lion King,The Bodyguard and Kinky Boots.
• The Royal Academy Of Music
• PGDip DipRAM ALAM ADPA
• Equity Actors Union
• LAMDA Teachers Association
Amanda-Jane is an amazing tutor who helped my daughter prepare her drama pieces for her successful audition at short notice and also gave her some very useful singing tips. She comes across as very experienced and professional and my daughter really enjoyed her lessons.Highly recommended.
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