I am a voice and speech coach with over 30 years experience of teaching in the adult, youth, community and higher education sectors. I am a firm advocate of lifelong learning. I am committed to helping people of all ages to appreciate and care for their individual voices, and express themselves confidently, clearly and audibly in English. A typical session may involve some vocal exercises tailored to the student's needs, followed by work on a piece of his/her choice - be it poetry, prose, a speech from a play, a speech for a wedding, or a business presentation/interview, for example.
In addition to my vocational qualifications in voice, theatre and drama, I have a B.A. Honours in Humanities with Creative Writing from the Open University. I continue to put myself in the position of student when opportunities arise, not only because I really enjoy learning new things, but also to remind myself of how daunting it can be to tackle something new or difficult!
I charge £12 per hour for under 16 years of age. The £2.50 for travel is a flat rate for any distance I have to travel from my home that is more than 10 miles away, but under 20 miles. Any distance further than 20 miles will be charged at £2.50 plus 20p for each mile over the 20. Classes may be cancelled without charge up to 24 hours in advance. After that, I will charge 50% of the cost of the class.
2017 Open University: BA Honours in Humanities with Creative
Writing (First Class Honours)
1990 South Bristol College: City and Guilds Further and Adult
Education Teacher's Certificate.
1981 Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama: Diploma in
Community Theatre Arts.
Key Skills -
Module design, delivery and assessment within higher education
Textual analysis for actors
Specialist tuition in drama for adults with learning difficulties
Work Experience -
2003 - 2016: Lecturer in Voice and Speech in the School of
Performing Arts, University of Wales Trinity St. David.
1988 - 2003 Freelance tutor in a range of contexts, including;
The Workers' Educational Association
Welsh College of Music and Drama
Bristol and Cardiff Community Education
1981 - 1987 Actor/musician. Companies include:
Perspectives Theatre-in-Education Co., Peterborough
Forest Forge Theatre Co., Ringwood
Member of: British Actors' Equity
British Voice Association
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||£15||£18||Not available|
|5 hours||£70||£85||Not available|
|10 hours||£135||£165||Not available|