As an experienced LAMDA teacher and examiner I am able use appropriate methods to build confidence, speech and movement technique. I teach an appreciation of the power of language, giving learners the tools to communicate effectively.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach elocution, accent softening, public speaking, presentation skills, interview skills, conversation skills, social skills, acting, the speaking of Shakespeare and prepare students for all LAMDA communication and performance exams.
I teach individuals, small groups and whole classes and work with business and organisations to support employees.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Masters in Professional Voice Studies at the Birmingham School of Acting
Postgraduate Certificate in the Teaching of Shakespeare
Associates Degree in Visual Communications
BA Hons. English and American Literature
- How much do you charge?
Young people: £40 for 55 minutes, £30 for 40 minutes, £25 for 30 minutes. Add £10 for an additional child per session.
Adults: £55 per hour
£40 for 40 minutes
£30 for 30 minutes
Price opportunity: classes can be shared between two learners at no extra charge.
For group classes of 3 or more, add £10 per learner . Maximum 6 learners per class.
Full or half day workshops by arrangement.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from home or at the client's place of work/home by arrangement .
I also teach via Skype/FaceTime
- When are you available?
Throughout the week including Saturdays. 8am to 8pm. I operate a standard working year and am not limited to school term times.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
4 to 94 years and all levels of education
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
LAMDA Communication and Performance examinations - all grades.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I teach via Skype/FaceTime
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I value teaching and enable all clients and students to focus, enjoy and understand the work. Clients always say that they look forward to lessons and this really helps them to develop skills and confidence effectively.
- What kind of experience do you have?
14 years of teaching LAMDA Communications and Performance examinations
Examiner for London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (current)
Private clients have included NHS Professional Support Unit,
20 years of teaching Drama and Elocution in primary and secondary schools
12 years of running my own Communication and Performance coaching business
3 years of training with the Royal Shakespeare Company's education department as part of their Learning and Performance Network, completing my P.Cert in Teaching Shakespeare
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Birmingham School of Acting
Royal Shakespeare Company's education department
Central School of Speech and Drama's Voice Technique 1
City Lit: Voice Course
LAMDA: numerous workshops in Performance and Communication skills
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
British Voice Association
Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama (on the Board)
Association of LAMDA Teachers
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently coach doctors, artists, university researchers, engineers, dentists, sales executives, managers, university students.
Current English Pronunciation clients are from China, Poland, Japan, Spain, Egypt, India and Germany.
Young people: minor speech difficulties, developing lip and tongue muscularity, acting, verse and prose and public speaking skills. LAMDA examination preparation.
Health Education East Midlands Professional Support Unit
• Masters in Professional Voice Practice, PGCE, P.Cert Teaching of Shakespeare
• LAMDA Examiner
• Current CRB check
• Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama
Laura has been a LAMDA teacher at St. John's since September 2011. Her results have been absolutely first class. I expected nothing less as Laura is a most diligent and empathetic teacher. In this way she is able to feel and understand how her students are coping and progressing with their learning and to adapt her methods accordingly. She is also able to mix kindness and firmness in the right quantities in order to get the best out of her students.
Since starting to work with Laura on some speech difficulties, my 9 year old son has made real progress. She makes every session fun and enjoyable and he absolutely loves working with her. Being entered for a LAMDA examination not only gave him increased self confidence but also a goal to work towards. I would highly recommend Laura as a friendly, professional and enthusiastic teacher who really gets the best from her pupils.
â€œI have always been impressed by Daniel's levels of English considering it being his second language, however, following his elocution lessons with Laura Field I have noticed a significant improvement to his pronunciation of words. More importantly is the confidence it has given him to speak to clients over the telephone, I have noticed that he has slowed down and has more assurance in his ability to be understood”.
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