Having worked with the best voice coaches in the country, I aim to guide my clients in recognising their full potential as effective communicators at work and at home. My approach is gentle and holistic. I use all the voice and presentation work I learned at Rada with Jane Boston and the techniques I've picked up from coaches like Cicely Berry, John Barton, and Jeannette Nelson, voice coach at the National Theatre. I also adapt my approach to suit my client's needs. It's wonderful to see them find their voices.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
Drama School Auditions
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA Hons Acting from RADA
BA Hons Philosophy and French
- How much do you charge?
I charge £50 per hour. If a student has special circumstances, I'm open to having a chat about the fee.
- Where do you teach?
I teach in my home Walthamstow Village and online. Online sessions have become the norm at the moment.
- When are you available?
My times are flexible, Daytime, Evenings, Weekends.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
My students have varied from age 12 to age 60, with most of them being between 17 and 50 years old.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
All my teaching currently happens online
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I have been coaching clients in the corporate sector and within the NHS for about 6 years now on how to become better communicators. My favourite part about this kind of work is witnessing the growth in confidence that is a by product of the vocal and physical work we do together.
As an actor, this year I have been working on 3 ITV series and an NBC/Universal pilot. Last year I was in the West End, before which I was working at the Royal Court Theatre. I have worked extensively as an actress since leaving RADA in 2002 in theatre, television and film.
Most importantly, I teach alongside my work and therefore bring a wealth of current knowledge to my sessions. I aim to pass on to my clients what I learned from my voice and presentation training at Rada and from the top voice coaches I've worked with as a professional actress.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
• BA in Acting from RADA
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...I went for help on preparing for auditions, choosing pieces, working on them, filling out applications, which I received wonderful support with, but I also feel I've grown as an actor. I don't feel just prepared for auditions, but more prepared for the actual prospect of drama school.
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