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Nick
« Kevin is a very effective, flexible and genuinely charming teacher who will have you singing like a bird. I enjoy his classes hugely and hope to have many more. »
£40/h
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Lessons offered by Kevin
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The lessons will be held
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Taught subjects
  • Acting
  • Musical theatre
Levels
  • All Levels

Kevin - Central Westminster - Acting

Methodology

I am a professionally trained singing and acting teacher in SW1, Chelsea, Knightsbridge & Central London. I play in a professional Irish function band (accordion/lead vocals). I am also acting in a play, "McEwan's Women," Camden Fringe, Aug 2015.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Singing - clasical, musical theatre and other styles including pop and jazz. Singing, drama and musical theatre audition preparation. Drama tuition for students and amateurs. Voice tuition for actors and public speakers.

PLEASE NOTE: My commercial rate for consultancy or preparation for TV, film or professional theatre projects is £50 per hour.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I have a BA (Hons) degree in Music from the University of East Anglia, Norwich; a Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music in Singing Teaching as well as a BA in Acting from East 15 Acting School, London. I have Grade 8 Piano, Associated Board. I also have a TEFL (Distinction) Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language as well as the DELE Spanish Language Diploma from La Escuela de Idiomas, Madrid. I also have an Italian 'A' level, Grade A (Edexcel) and a Spanish 'A' level, Grade A (Edexcel).

- How much do you charge?

Singing & voice teaching rates: £40 for 60 mins.
Drama School & audition preparation rates: £35 for 60.

- Where do you teach?

I teach in professional rehearsal studio in Fulham. The rate for the studio which the student pays is £6 for the hour. There is a very nice environment there with a cafe and a place to relax either prior to or following a lesson. I live in Chelsea-Westminster area. So I am very close to anywhere in Chelsea, Battersea, Westminster, Waterloo, Southbank, Earls Court and am willing to travel to those areas at an extra, negotiable charge to cover me for travel and time.

- When are you available?

I teach Monday to Saturday between 10am and 9.30pm.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I teach adults and children. I teach total beginners to advanced level - singers, actors and public speakers.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

I can teach Trinity and Royal Schools Associated Board up to Grade VIII and music college / drama school entry level.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

Singing and acting are about letting go, playing and having fun. There is also the formal serious side to learning these disciplines. I believe that good structured vocal exercises, breathing techniques and posture are the keys to unleash the full potential within each individual. We all walk about in life, carrying around our various tensions and stresses. When my students come to me, we learn how to shake these off over time and tune into our bodies. We relax and learn to enjoy the sounds that we make without pushing or forcing. As well as making song/speech suggestions to my students, I also encourage them to bring their own ideas to the table.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I started out as a classical session singer and undertook regular contracts with London Voices, including recordings of various Verdi operas at EMI studios, Abbey Road; BBC Proms concerts at the Royal Albert Hall and Opera-In-The-Park with Andrea Boccelli. I was hired to sing on several film soundtracks including Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings and Star Wars for New Line Cinema. After I trained as an actor, I was contracted to sing, as Male Principal Singer, fronting large scale musical theatre productions aboard worldwide cruise ships for Hire Notes Inc., Las Vegas and Nippon Yusen Kaisha Cruises, Japan. As an actor, I have also appeared in several short films and theatre productions as well as rehearsed readings for the public. I still work as an actor and singer and draw upon this experience in order to share it with my students. Notably, I coached the rising star actor, Vanessa Kirby, in some Spanish language songs for a feature film directed by Alex Garcia.

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

Yes. I have the DBS Enhanced Disclosure Certificate APRIL 2013 issue date.

- Where and with whom did you train?

I first studied the piano with Pamela Chilvers in Berkshire and finished my Grade 8 Associated Board exam, aged 14. I read music first at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, where I was also a choral scholar at Norwich Cathedral Choir. I then won a Berkshire County Scholarship to study singing at the Royal Academy of Music where I took lessons from the eminent English opera baritone, Derek Hammond-Stroud, O.B.E. Here, I undertook my performers and teachers diplomas. I also won a place at East 15 Acting School where I trained on the full-time 3 year BA in Acting.

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

British Actors Equity and Actors Spotlight.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

Some of my current students speak for themselves in their testimonials which are found at the bottom of this page. They range in ages from 22 to 60. Some are young students of medicine and engineering, who come for the sheer love of singing and a desire to relax from their formal studies. I have one 40-year-old who simply wishes to improve her Karaoke performances and has now discovered that she is more than just a Karaoke singer! I have a 60-year-old who formally studied with the eminent French teacher in the 1960's, Pierre Bernac. She wishes to re-discover her voice after having had a family and not had the time. I have also trained and coached professional actors and singers for TV, theatre and film projects and continue to do so.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £40/h
Lessons offered by Kevin
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Acting
  • Musical theatre
Levels
  • All Levels

Kevin's CV

• BA (Hons) degree in Music; BA degree in Acting
• LRAM (Teachers Diploma) in Singing
• Full CRB Enhanced Disclosure Certificate April 2013
• British Actors Equity, Spotlight

5 reviews on Kevin
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

5 recommendations

N
Nick

Kevin is a very effective, flexible and genuinely charming teacher who will have you singing like a bird. I enjoy his classes hugely and hope to have many more.

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Calandra Feather, SW10

I got in! [The Royal Choral Society Audition]. Thank you for all your preparation. It is just what I needed. Will definitely consider some theory/music reading lessons. Thanks again.

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Alyse Mariani, (Audition prep for 'Hair')

Kevin Potton is the best type of teacher - he is committted to reaching goals you set for yourself but also sees the potential in your voice, gently pushing you to reach further. He is calm and reassuringly professional and expertly guides the way through technique and the mechanics of vocal instruction. Besides being a knowing vocal coach, he is a confident performer and pianist and is keen to go above what is required to ensure each client walks away satisfied.

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