My aim is to boost my students' confidence and skill throughout every aspect of their audition or performance from the moment they walk through the door to when they leave so they can feel satisfied they've done the best they possibly could.
With a performance you've got coming up we can work on all the same tools and skills as we would for any piece of acting. With an audition I can go beyond just these and help you come up in your best light to the panel with regard to all the other obstacles inherent to auditions.
Having been through LAMDA exams, the drama school audition process and auditioning as a jobbing actor and knowing and seeing countless others experiencing the same difficulties I know that some of the biggest challenges you face aren't acting ones:
-nerves on the day
-learning your lines
-handling an interview from the panel
-putting across your the best version of yourself
How annoying, you might think. I'm here to show my acting skill. Can't they just focus on that? The fact is, everyone is a really good actor. We act all the time in day to day life. The you your friends see will be different to the you your mum sees or teachers see; different to the you I'll see. Regardless of what you're auditioning for the panel are looking for someone they want to work with who has a distinctive brand they can invest in and trust on the one hand and someone who is as skilful and characterful as possible on the other. In the case of drama school auditions it's also about how much they think you'll be able to benefit and grow from training there.
As soul destroying as that sounds to the artist side of you and as 'lah dee dah' as that sounds to the business side I will help you see the strengths that you have in both these departments and build on those aspects so that they shine to the panel.
I will help you develop the essentials of an audition and a performance:
-nailing a first impression and worrying less about being judged
-picking the right pieces for you
-making the right choices within those pieces to make your attributes stand out
-working on example sight readings and giving you tips and technical pointers for you to use to get the most out of any text you're given
-improvising and how to stay in the moment and not worry about drying up
-responding to direction and being flexible with your performances. Not feeling stuck in a certain way of doing a piece
-developing 3 dimensional characters for your pieces
-acting through song. Marrying the music and the truth of the character together
For me the most important thing is that you feel you've done your best and that whatever the outcome you will have learnt from the experience and will have grown as an actor.
I have a first class BA honours degree in acting from the oldest drama school in the UK, Italia Conti. I am a professional actor consistently working and auditioning in London with first hand experience in stage and screen and a wide range of texts, classical and contemporary.
-£30 for lessons at my location or at a location within a 20 minute walk of me.
-£40 for lessons requiring over 20 minutes of travel to your location.
-Your first lesson will be half an hour and completely free of tuition fee or travel expense if you'd like me to come to you. In this time we'll get to know a little bit more about each other and I shall bring a few bits of text for you and I to work on together. This will help me get an idea of your skill and experience and help you get an idea of my method of teaching. We'll also discuss your goals with regard to our lessons. Is there something specific you want to work towards? If so I can suggest an appropriate and affordable schedule.
-First class 3 year BA (Hons) degree in acting, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre and Arts Limited.
-Paediatric First Aid certified.
I have seen Liam use his wide acting range over varied performances in theatre, radio & on film. His superb talent is matched by terrific hard work in perfecting technique & researching all aspects of his craft. Fellow actors regard Liam as an aspirational role model. I recommend him because he is both a consummate professional actor & a fun approachable tutor.
Very knowledgeable, skillful experienced and professional. This guy has a lot of talent, I have seen him perform in a variety of roles. I have seen him provide mentoring, coaching and support other professionals in there development and career.
I spent three years training with Liam on one of the top acting degree courses in the UK. The skills he took from that course I have seen him put to use to help, train and teach others. Myself included. Liam has personally helped me with audition preparation for professional industry auditions, in which i have successfully got the job. As someone who excelled with vocal technique, accents and movement in his training, he is particularly adept at teaching these techniques to others. This coupled with insightful directors eye and a knack for finding the layers in text, make him the the perfect tutor for any of your acting needs.
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