After school times are limited so please enquire - I also have time in the day during the week for drama school audition students.
I am teaching until early September when I will be on Maternity leave until 2020. My current last entry for LAMDA is for 14/15th Sep which may appeal to students wishing to have lessons in the Summer.
I currently do not teach from home - only at student's houses or skype.
I am a professional actor and have taught drama for companies such as Stagecoach for many years. This is my 8th year of coaching and submitting students for LAMDA exams in Acting, Verse and Prose, devising and occasionally musical theatre. I trained at Guildford School of Acting.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach LAMDA exams in Acting, Verse and Prose, Devising and Musical Theatre (MT only for under 12s). I have a 90% Merit and Distinction rate with several at high Distinctions.
I can coach you for your Drama school auditions plus with much success as well as school drama scholarships.
N.B I am a drama teacher and professional singer so I can help with acting through song for auditions but I can suggest great singing teachers if technical singing help is what you currently require.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
MA Musical Theatre with Merit - Guildford School of Acting (validated by University of Surrey)
BA (Hons) Acting 2:1 Bretton Hall (validated by the University of Leeds)
98% Grade 5 Music Theory, Distinction at Grade 8 Gold LAMDA Medal, 97% LCMM Musical Theatre Grade 7
- How much do you charge?
I come to you. If you are Amersham based solo lessons are: £15 for 30 mins, £20 for 45 mins and £25 for 60 mins.
For working in pairs I split the cost - we may do duo work or a combination exam where you do a duo and solo piece each.
Travel will be added if you are further afield so please enquire.
- Where do you teach?
I am happy to travel to:
Amersham, Chalfont St. Giles, Chalfont St. Peter, Little Chalfont, Gerrards Cross, Denham, Wendover, Berkhamsted, Tring, Great Missenden, Prestwood, High Wycombe.
If you are looking for a drama group that includes LAMDA as an additional activity I teach for Stagecoach Amersham (Our Lady's School, Chesham Bois) so feel free to ask about that. Our Further Stages group is for 15 - 19 year olds including working towards the Bronze, Silver and Gold LAMDA exams which hold UCAS points.
- When are you available?
I currently have slots of Monday and Tuesday after school for Lamda - in addition I have some day time availability for young adults/adults auditioning for drama schools.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I currently teach 5 year olds - adults
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
LAMDA drama exams from Introductory level up to Grade 8 (Bronze Silver and Gold hold UCAS points).
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I have yet to start this as there's been no demand and seeing the person performing live in front of you is so important but I can of course offer consulting sessions on Drama school auditions such as piece/song choices and how to write a personal statement as it's quite different one you'd write for UCAS.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I am happy to help with everything from the fear of being passed the book to read aloud from in class to coaching an important speech or drama piece. I can also advise on musical theatre audition songs.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been teaching for 'Stagecoach' Amersham for 8 years. In the past I have also taught for Gerrards Cross based, 'Vocal Performance Academy' and as an after school drama club teacher for 'Flip Theatre Arts' in Watford and for BOO in St Albans.
I have been coaching LAMDA exams privately and through Stagecoach throughout this time with an incredible rate achieving high merits and distinctions. With 'Vocal Performance Academy', I have coached students taking Musical Theatre exams as well as auditions for school and amateur productions.
My students have gone onto attending further training at bodies such as: Italia Conti, Millenium Dance, Performers College and various University drama courses.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Bretton Hall and the Guildford School of Acting achieving my BA (Hons) in Acting and MA in Musical Theatre
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Equity and Spotlight
- Tell me about some of your current students.
We just had 46 students at Stagecoach Amersham achieve fantastic LAMDA results plus I've seen improvements in technique and confidence in class - it's not just about the mark but about the process.
I have helped several students achieve scholarships at Pipers Corner and Berkhamstead School.
An interesting thing to note is that one of my LAMDA students went on to University to study Law, a subject she found she was seen for because of LAMDA being on her CV.
I come to you. If you are Amersham based: 30 mins solo: £15, 45 mins solo £20, 60 mins £25 for solo - 3 students - please enquire for prices for larger groups.
A small amount of travel will be added for further afield - please let me know where you are based when enquiring so I can give an accurate quote.
I am a professional actress with training from GSA and Bretton Hall and I now make a living as a professional actor and singer as well as teaching students privately and with Stagecoach Amersham and Thame.
I have 8 years of experience of LAMDA exams with an incredibly high park/mark rate.
I always encourage children and young people to think for themselves from choosing their own pieces from my selection and finding ways to voice why that piece appeals to them to analysing characters' motives and speech. Drama should open you out as a person and increase critical and emotional thinking - vital for for communication in any job.
Miranda is an excellent drama teacher! She really built my confidence in performing solo, giving me constant constructive criticism, and giving lots of helpful advice on where I could improve but also making me feel confident enough to experiment with a variety of different techniques! Miranda is a very passionate teacher and was one of the people who inspired me to take theatre/drama/acting further and pursue a career in which drama is involved. Highly recommend!
I have worked along side Miranda for years. She is a talented, inspiring and encouraging teacher. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience as an actress and tutor. Gaining her students brilliant Lamda results, achieving high marks. Giving them a positive experience, helping them to strive and improve as a young actress and actor. Miranda is fully qualified, trustworthy and will put your child's needs first. She will give your child confidence in a fun, friendly creative space. Miranda has years of experience teaching and working with young children. You will love classes with Miranda, she is energetic, imaginative and a fantastic teacher and role model.
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