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Clarissa
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Clarissa
« I went to Jane to reduce my accent, which I felt was holding me back at job interviews. I thought it might be very serious, but in fact, I had great fun. Jane let me practice my 'new' voice in the lessons, so I did not feel as self-conscious as I thought. When I had to do a presentation, I felt a great deal more confident and the audience seemed to be more receptive to me. »
£40/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Jane
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
Taught subjects
  • Public Speaking
Levels
  • All Levels

Jane de Florez - Teacher of Public Speaking, based in West Kensington

Methodology

Having taught Voice, Speaking and Acting for 25 years, I am deeply interested in this area. I aim to pass on this love of the voice, text and communication to my students. My goal is to teach interesting and supportive lessons which yield results.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Public speaking
Acting
LAMDA
Trinity Guildhall
RADA
Preparation for drama school auditions
Accent calming

- Tell me about your qualifications.

BA
LGSM
PGDip
DipPsych

- How much do you charge?

£40 per hour. I also offer discount for blocks of lessons booked (5 or 10) and paid for in advance.

- Where do you teach?

At my home studio in West Kensington. I am close to West Kensington and Barons Court tube stations.

- When are you available?

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

Children, from age 5 upwards
Adults
Young people

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I use the LAMDA and Trinity Guildhall examinations, depending on the profile of the student.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

Not applicable

- Do you have a personal message for students?

I an expert teacher and work with both recognised technique and structure. I prefer to tailor my lessons around my students' individual needs.

I am a sympathetic and careful teacher, able to tackle issues of vocal damage, lack of confidence and shyness. My aim is to allow each speaker's personality to shine through and enhance whatever they are speaking about. We do have fun, as well in the class!

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have many years of experience as a Teacher, Actor, Voice Coach and Public Speaker (interpreter).

I am also a Voiceover Actor for radio, films, commercials and narration.

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

My DBS certificate no. is 157406 and I am registered on the government update service.

- Where and with whom did you train?

For voice and acting, I trained at Guildhall School of Music & Drama and Bristol Old Vic. My course at Guildhall School of Music & Drama included a strong Speech and vocal therapy element.

I am also keen on continuing professional development to keep up to date with standards and new thought. I regularly attend workshops at colleges and at LAMDA. I am also interested in vocal anatomy and health. I receive an increasing number of enquiries about 'accent clearing' which is a very interesting area.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Equity, BECTU and PRS

- Tell me about some of your current students.

Public Speaking
============

I have recently given a series of workshops on Presentation and Public Speaking at a well-known medical college. We took an informal route into areas which even eminent consultants find difficult. We looked at projection, speed of speech, articulation, physical mannerisms and relaxation. Our end goal was to allow the personality and natural charm of each speaker to shine through!

My Public Speaking students come from the business and legal world. The voice can easily become fatigued and then lack efficacy. As a result, our message can become muddled and not reach our audience to maximum effect. As live presentations have become an increasing large component of the interview process, this element of public speaking can also be a concern for many.

Accent Reduction
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I am working more and more with people who wish to alter their accent and the way that they speak English. Many are nationals from other countries and others are tackling regional accents from the UK. It seems to be communication at work, job interviews and presentations that motivate people to want to modify an accent. The great thing is that people actually enjoy the classes, as I try to choose interesting exercises and texts. I can also give further information on how I work with accent reduction, upon request.

Acting
=====

My Acting students are very diverse. As I work with all age groups, I am preparing children and adults for acting, verse-speaking and devising examinations for LAMDA and Trinity Guildhall.

In addition, I have adults preparing their audition pieces for drama school auditions.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £40/h

Details

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Lessons offered by Jane
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
Taught subjects
  • Public Speaking
Levels
  • All Levels

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £40/h

Details

I am afraid I do not offer the first lesson. This is a rule imposed by this website.

Jane's CV

• LGSM
• PGDip
• 0(concealed information)5
• Equity, PRS

4 reviews on Jane
  • 5/5

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4 recommendations

C
Clarissa

I went to Jane to reduce my accent, which I felt was holding me back at job interviews. I thought it might be very serious, but in fact, I had great fun. Jane let me practice my 'new' voice in the lessons, so I did not feel as self-conscious as I thought. When I had to do a presentation, I felt a great deal more confident and the audience seemed to be more receptive to me.

C
Claire

My friend recommended Jane de Florez to me as I kept losing my voice. I am a barrister and have to speak clearly for long periods. Jane gave me exercises to practice at home to prevent voice strain and also a strategy for when I begin to feel my voice is going. It has worked and my voice is much stronger and effective.

S
Siliva Hadid

Coming from outside the UK, my English vocabulary is quite good. However, I have noticed that people at work often have to ask me to repeat what I have said. I needed to really brush up my standard English accent and speak more clearly. I worked with Jane de Florez for six sessions, focussing on clarity, articulation and pace of speech, I feel that I have gained confidence and knowledge about the English language. Jane was very understanding.

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