My sessions are all about the students having fun! its through enjoyment and acceptance of self that we can truly achieve the goals we want when auditioning.
I work 1-1 across all entertainment mediums (theatre, musical theatre and television).
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach acting, singing, public speaking and yoga.
I specialise in developing actors with their acting, singing, performance skills but also work with all ages on general and public speaking. This ranges from professionals wanting to have more clarity and precision when approaching business meetings, to pitching new products and ideas in business negotiations.
I incorporate small yoga sessions into all of my work.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
Having trained at both The London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and the London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT). I have been equipped with a very wide skill set running from teaching classics (Shakespeare, Marlowe, Johsnon, Ibsen, Chekhov etc.) and modern plays to singing all styles with ease and confidence.
- How much do you charge?
On a 1-1 basis I charge £40 p/h and £25 p/half hour. With groups, depending on the workshop it varies, but a guide price is £50 p/h.
I encourage regular sessions with my 1-1 students to ensure development and improvement, so as an extra incentive I offer 5 sessions and you get your sixth half price.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from home and have a purpose built studio for this specifically. If necessary I'm happy travel to lessons as long as expenses are covered or they have booked a block of sessions mentioned in the offer above.
- When are you available?
As a working actor my availability changes from week to week, however this has never been an issue with clients before and we always find time for weekly sessions.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages for those who are looking to apply to LAMDA examinations.
Mainly 16+ for those looking to apply to drama school but I make exceptions for younger students wanting to apply for the National Youth Theatre and National Youth Music Theatre.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
Have fun! My sessions are all about students enjoying themselves and expressing their personality through the characters they choose to portray.
Acting is the opportunity to explore the parameters of yourself as a person. Through this we can create the most believable and genuine performances. Accepting and loving what you bring to the table as a person is half the battle, so enjoy yourselves!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have a very healthy actors CV, having worked across all mediums, and I teach regularly to both individuals and groups. I'm currently only looking to book a couple of extra regular sessions to fill gaps in my schedule.
Here are reviews of my professional work as an actor:
- Robert Metson in the show's central story of Claude, gives a nuanced and beautifully pitched performance - Tony Peters - Radio Times (HAIR -The Vaults)
- 'O'Boyle's production is staged with far more dash than cash. Robert Metson brings depth to Claude, torn between conformity and revolt' - Lynn Gardner - The Guardian (HAIR - Hope Mill Theatre)
- 'The cast of 10, each of whom plays multiple characters, is led by Robert Metson who does an excellent job as the narrator and love interest' - Grace Ward - Everything Theatre (The Caucasian Chalk Circle)
- 'Robert Metson delivers a powerful and thoughtful performance as Jonah in writer Natasha Berger's first produced play' - Sandra Giorgetti - British Theatre Guide (I'll Be Seeing You)
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes I have a DBS certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
The London Academy of Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and The London School of Musical Theatre (LSMT)
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Equity, Spotlight and Mandy
- Tell me about some of your current students.
Most students arrive under confident and unsure of how to address an audition panel or even how to conduct themselves within auditions. Having been taught the key skills I have learnt during my career as an actor, my students have developed into confident auditioners, with the ability to tackle much more demanding text and deliver speeches and songs with comfort in pressure situations.
• London School of Musical Theatre
• DBS Certified
• Equity Spotlight, The Actors Centre, Mandy
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