- Hourly rate £35
- Response Time 4h
- Number of students 24
1st lesson free!
Professional Director of 5 star Theatre Company and LAMDA Acting Grad gives coaching for drama school entrance, professional work and Drama GCSE / A-Level
- at their home
- at your home
- By webcam
We host the best tutors. Quality of their profile, experience in their field. Max will be happy to arrange your first Acting lesson.
About the lesson
I offer lessons for
- Drama school entry.
- Theatre GCSE / ALevel
- Professional acting jobs
- LAMDA exams.
I will tailor the lessons to each individual and exactly how they would like to work. Methods I use are, Laban, actions and objectives, character analysis and textual analysis. I will help students towards dynamic yet truthful work, and believe in a reality and authenticity in performance. I offer warm and rigorous approach, building confidence and realising potential.
DRAMA School Prep
- Advice on speeches
- Work on speeches - knowledge of play, character drive, emotional life.
- Voice work (articulation, pitch, resonance, breath support)
- Body work (posture, freedom, range)
- Guidance for independent warm up before the audition.
- Work on character and scene
- Mock auditions
- Work on consistency in delivery
- Emotional preparation
- Improvisational theatre
- Drama School Entrance
LAMDA Exams Preparation
- All Levels
I graduated LAMDA in 2015 and have been coaching people in Acting ever since. My students have gained places at prestigious drama schools such as RADA, Guildhall and Bristol Old Vic.
I also direct professionally across London with my company Lidless Theatre. I have worked with Philip Ridley twice and others to consistent 4 and 5 star reviews.
I have led workshops at GoHub, where drama school graduates and professional working actors come to hone their skills and be pushed further.
I have also worked at LAMDA Exams so have a deep knowledge of what they are looking for and how to best present yourself on the exam date.
Perfect! Max is a very professional teacher with exceptional acting and teaching skills. He provides the right tolls to discover and to bring the best version of the character tailored to you. His method of work is vast, complete, thoughtful and detailed, making you think and reflect in all the layers of a character.
He provides a safe environment for you to safely try and explore your technique.
I am learning so much with Max and enjoying all the process. It has been amazing to work with him.
In a nutshell, I truly recommend Max as a tutor.
- Max's response : Diogo is a great conscientious student!
Perfect! My son had great lessons with Max. He was very insightful, detailed, patient and helpful, highly recommended!
- Max's response : I tutored Suwei’s son Henry who was full of energy abs very exuberant. He brought so much chatter and personality to his roles. I really look forward to working with him more and developing his natural talent further.
Perfect! That was excellent lessons which helped me a lot. I really recommend to chose Max as your tutor!
- Max's response : I really enjoyed working with Mary, she was intelligent and brought lots of humour to stories that she had written herself. She developed clarity and characterisation well in our sessions.
Perfect! Max was very good with my daughter, creative, understanding, fun to work with, she gained confidence and excelled in her subject following our sessions.
- Max's response : Rebecca was a brilliant student, thoughtful, inquisitive and courageous as an actress, I would highly recommend!
Perfect! I really liked my lessons with Max, I didn’t have much experience with acting before but he made me feel comfortable on how to approach texts differently, he knows how to communicate well the notes he has for you, so you improve fast and are more focused on everything. He also has great adaptability based on what you need from each lesson.
- Max's response : Delfi is a brilliant student with lots of initiative and a willingness to learn. Would highly recommend!
Excellent! Wonderful session, thank you!
- Max's response : Very good thanks!
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Max is a phenomenal acting coach, he is kind and patient and helped me land a job at the RSC!!
Max is one of the most insightful and encouraging Acting coaches I’ve come across. He draws from his experiences as a LAMDA-trained actor, his workings with elite theatre professionals such as Mike Alfreds and James Kemp (ex-assistant to Yat Malmgren) and from his innate ability to understand the craft of acting. Adding to this Max’s generosity, kindness and wisdom, he has fashioned an approach which is truly bespoke. Max has a wealth of knowledge about the drama school system and he regularly directs recent Drama School graduates on productions mounted by his theatre company, Lidless Theatre. Working alongside Max, both assisting him as Movement Director and as an actor under his direction, has always been an incredibly joyous experience. He manages to find a sense of ease and trust even in the most difficult of situations and his process facilitates you to make real discoveries in your acting. As an actor, I regularly refer back to advice given by Max and will often seek his help with audition material. Max’s results never fall short of brilliance and he is, in my opinion, the perfect choice to tutor you in Acting, or coach you for your Drama School Auditions.
Max has phenomenal skill in bringing a piece of text to life. He is able to guide an actor towards the truer form of a character. His advice and technique have been instrumental in my development and for anyone looking to add detail to a play, scene or speech, ask Max!
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- 5h: £175
- 10h: £350
- + ££5
You can always contact me to discuss bespoke arrangements.
Find out more about Max
When did you start practicing? How did this passion find you?
At GCSE I was fast tracked in Drama & Theatre studies and put a year ahead of my peers. I completed my A-Level a year early as well. This started off a real passion in me. My teacher at the time was an inspiration to me and fired my passion and pushed me to be better, bolder and more daring. I now want to pass that on and ignite the same spark and passion in young people. I then trained for three years at LAMDA, one of the most intensive and prestigious institutions in the world for Actor Training. Here I honed my passion with skills and technique.
Which artists or works affect you the most?
Shakespeare is a big one, my training at LAMDA was heavily classical and so we did a lot of work on him; his text, his rhythm and his historical context. I am always amazed by how deeply he understands people and how beautiful his language is.
What are the qualities and skill required to succeed in this area?
Openness. Imagination. Discipline. Actors have to be open and available to their scene partner, to the text and to the audience. They need to shift and change as everything around them does. They have to be imaginative, playful and curious. They have to be able to imaginatively empathize with the character they are playing and the situation they're in. This imagination is exactly what I guide my students towards. Every actor needs discipline, the discipline to learn lines, to investigate the scene and the character, to be on time for rehearsals, to play as a team and to keep taking risks.
What is the most valuable advice you can give to help someone stay focused on creative projects?
Take the project seriously and connect to why you are doing it. Drama explores areas of human experience that are intrinsically and deeply a part of us but are so often underused and forgotten about. A real creative act reconnects us to the full spectrum of our humanity, and bearing this in mind can reinvigorate a waning focus. Also, find the fun in it. Being an artist and creating is an absolute joy. Remember that, and the focus will come for free and you'll be inherently interested in what you do.
How would you describe your passion; how does it make you feel?
It makes me feel totally engaged and present when I'm doing it. I'm thinking mainly of when I'm in rehearsals with my theatre company, or working 1:1 tutoring someone. I am totally engrossed by what I'm doing, not checking my phone, not thinking about my life outside, but absorbed, focused and passionate as I'm helping people realize their full potential an actor or performer.
What creative achievements are you particularly proud of?
My recent show Tender Napalm which played at the King's Head Theatre at the end of 2021. It was my second collaboration with prolific writer Philip Ridley and was a success with critics and audiences alike. I am proud of it artistically. It was about grief, a young couple had lost their daughter, and the actors and I managed to create something that was deeply moving, and funny and romantic.
Have you ever been surprised by a student; by their ability or quick progression?
Yes, once a student I was tutoring for her GCSE practical exam, would not even read aloud for me on our first and second session, she was shy and reserved. By week four we were performing the scene together and trying all sorts of daring and exciting choices with it, she was such an intelligent and interesting actor! She went on to score very highly in her exam.
Being a Superprof is an art! What is your secret?
Definitely to listen to the needs of the student and make the sessions completely bespoke to them. Acting and Drama is not a one size fits all subject. It deals with our humanity and each person is so incredibly different and individual. This is why I make sure a really get to know someone as we start our tutoring journey together so that what I am teaching them is what they need to hear, what they need to grow.