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Kevin
« Christopher is a great tutor, his knowledge and approach were really... More »
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Kevin
« Christopher is a great tutor, his knowledge and approach were really well tailored to the premise of what I want to deliver publicly, and his critique was honest and constructive. His communication was swift and he offered flexible appointment choices. Very highly recommended. »
£40/h
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Lessons offered by Christopher
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Pitching
Levels
  • All Levels

Business Pitching Tuition in West London with four years of experience - Christopher

Methodology

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have 130+ hours experience in drama and voice tutorage. Previous students of mine auditioning for drama school have secured places at LAMDA (a school which regularly sees upwards of 5000 auditionees a year), The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and the National Youth Theatre.

I have worked with students preparing for LAMDA Examinations for Acting, Verse & Prose and Public Speaking in grades ranging from Entry Level to Grade 7. I have coached professionals new to public speaking in preparation for formal speeches and business pitches.

I have also worked for LAMDA Examinations in an administrative capacity and have been on the interview panel for LAMDA auditions at the drama school.


I have worked with students on developing more clarity, confidence and connection in their voices - this has also also included accent softening.

I have done accent work and accent softening with both established actors and those looking to reduce their accents. So far I have worked with General American, South East London, Estuary, Dublin, Thai, Edinburgh, Polish, Romanian, Russian, French, Zimbabwean and Standard British English.

I regularly work alongside screen tutors at the Met Film School (based at Ealing Studios) and at London Film School to help student directors find a language to work with actors and to encourage them not to give result based direction. I have led workshops at "Monday Club" on various subjects from Grotowski to Clown.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Not currently

Background

Lesson Description

Hello! My name is Christopher Lakewood I trained on the BA Hons at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts and work as an actor and tutor.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Drama School Audition Preparation
LAMDA Exams (Acting, Public Speaking and Verse & Prose)
GCSE Drama
A Level Drama
Vocal Coaching and Public Speaking
Accent Tuition for Actors/Accent Reduction
Self Taping Help
Audition Preparation

- Tell me about your qualifications.

BA Hons Professional Acting - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA)
BTEC National Diploma - Performing Arts- Acting - Triple Distinction
National Youth Theatre
English Literature - As Level - A Grade
10 GCSEs (5 A-A*'s)

As an actor I have worked for Netflix, the BBC and on the West End.

You can see my acting cv and samples of my work on the links below

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- How much do you charge?

This depends on the subject.

- Where do you teach?

I tend to tutor from my base which is a couple of minutes from Acton Town tube station. I am also happy to travel within Greater London and am especially interested in working in West London and zone 1.

- When are you available?

My availability is flexible. Please enquire.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Any. I have worked with pupils from 6-60 thus far.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

Skype or FaceTime.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

I am committed to tailoring my approach to your learning needs. I aim to make our sessions an interesting and enjoyable experience but I expect a level of concentration and effort from your part too.

I look forward to working with you!

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £40/h
Lessons offered by Christopher
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Pitching
Levels
  • All Levels

5 reviews on Christopher
  • 5/5

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5 recommendations

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Kevin

Christopher is a great tutor, his knowledge and approach were really well tailored to the premise of what I want to deliver publicly, and his critique was honest and constructive. His communication was swift and he offered flexible appointment choices. Very highly recommended.

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Carys

Christopher's expert help really made the difference with my audition pieces. He helped me access characters in ways that made them very human and real. He has a deep knowledge about acting and how the drama school audition process works and he was incredibly supportive. Having these sessions made me feel a lot more confident, relaxed and open to direction in the audition room. I came out of the process a much better actor and I would highly recommend Christopher to all ages. I wish I'd found him sooner.

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Billy

I found Chris' advice and endless support a massive help! He has a great approach to teaching – we worked together to achieve what I wanted from the speech. Chris has a great eye for Shakespearean language and helped me find honesty behind the text, as well as giving me exercises to bring the words off the page. I've recently been offered a place at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for three years, without Chris's help this wouldn't have been possible! Thanks for everything Chris!

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