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I am an active singer/songwriter.
My vocal tuition is specifically tailored to each of my students and includes but isn't limited to:
• Breathing exercises
• Extending singing range
• Creating character expression
• Maintaining vocal health
• Building confidence in performance
• Microphone technique
With regards to my songwriting intensive lessons, many of my students are already performing songs we have written during our workshops. I can also advise on recording/ performance and other relevant subjects.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
I have an MA in English Literature from Warwick University, a BA in English from Lancaster University, and an MA In Music Performance, for which I was awarded a scholarship, a distinction and the music prize from Kingston University. I've also completed six years of drama studies, including a year of training The Impulse Company with Scott Williams who offers Meisner based training in London. I also trained in P.E.M.( a contemporary German acting method) after having been granted a scholarship: (concealed information)
- How much do you charge?
£50.00/hr for songwriting tuition online.
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- What kind of experience do you have?
I work as an actor/musician/tutor and writer/editor.
My experience in the education sector spans a period of 15 years. Amongst other placements, I have worked as a part-time English lecturer at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, teaching academic writing, creative writing and research skills. I have also taught English at The Grammar School in Nicosia, Cyprus. Additionally, I continue to work on a part time basis, for Tudor BEC College, and in the past have worked for Progress Tutoring & Education, Tutor house London Tutors, Fleet Tutors, Kensington & Chelsea Tutors, Holland Park Tutors & Greater London Tutors.
I have extensive editorial experience, having worked as copy editor for three years for View Magazine, an English publication in Cyprus. I was additionally editor of a newsletter produced by The Mediterranean Institute of Gender Studies (NGO) in Cyprus, as part of my project administration and management role there from September 2006 to February 2008. Furthermore, I was co-editor of the publication Dialogues of Self and Other, sponsored by the Anna Lindh Foundation, in 2008.
My work as freelance writer, translator, proofreader and editor is ongoing; I have contributed material for publications and consumer product websites since 2005, and have published short stories, poetry and articles in the UK, Cyprus, France, Egypt and Spain.
As an active musician and actor, I also offer vocal tuition, songwriting courses, and can help with auditions/monologue learning/character preparation/text analysis.
Finally, I offer creative coaching via music therapy/performance and writing.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
PRS -Performing Right Society
PPL -Phonographic Performance Limited
ISM - Incorporated Society Of Musicians
Mandy (Casting Call Pro)
VIDLA -Vocal International Distance Learning Academy
TES - Education/Teaching Resources
PEM - Perdekamp Emotional Method - Open Acting Academy, Germany
THE GUILD OF INTERNATIONAL SONGWRITERS & COMPOSERS
• BA English (Lancaster University)
• MA English (Warwick University), MMus Music Performance (Kingston University), Drama studies at the City Lit
• PRS/ TES/CASTING CALL PRO/MUSIC UNION/ GUILD OF SONGWRITERS AND COMPOSERS
Eleni is a highly gifted communicator, in oral and written form, with unusually sharp insights into how language works and the relationships between different kinds of knowledge. This gives her excellent tools and materials as a teacher, and I can recommend her as a huge asset to any teaching team. Her attitudes to her work are impressively professional and I have always found her focussed and dedicated to the task. She is a delight to work with and I warmly recommend her to you.
I met Eleni at a young writers workshop where I was asked to talk about my work at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus, as part of the Ann Lindt
Foundation. She was already a short story award-winner. Her imaginative, creative uses of language, her rigorous, meticulous approach and her sense of always aiming higher with her writing and other work is admirable. She has a sense of fun and able to engage with a large range of people. I have no hesitation in recommending her highly.
Eleni is a fantastic teacher. She has helped me study, write and analyze poetry and many other forms of writing. Most of all though, she has greatly increased my overall confidence in English. She is very kind. I have honestly enjoyed and learned a lot from her.
Eleni was my English tutor during my MA Publishing course at Kingston University. She was extremely helpful with editing my university work and dissertation. Eleni has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages. Her ability to connect with her students and her talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior. I recommend Eleni to you without reservation.
My experience with Eleni was fantastic.I was utterly amazed how quickly I was able to improve my writing for IELTS within days.She is a very friendly ,dedicated and sincere teacher who guided me through my exam preparation and also provided me with useful tips and techniques to improve my writing.I would certainly recommend Eleni without a doubt for IELTS preparation,specially if you are trying to achieve high scores of 7.5 or above.
Having lived in UK for a number of years, I never really thought about taking english lessons before. Since working with Eleni, I've improved my writing and grammar skills, She is a wonderful teacher, very punctual and very helpful. I feel comfortable with her because she is very patient. She really cares about your personal needs and focuses on that.
I found Eleni reliable, patient and consistently helpful. Her
knowledge of English grammar and punctuation was very precise. While I originally asked her to proofread a book manuscript, she also provided some excellent suggestions for improving sentence structure, which in every case helped those passages to flow more smoothly. I would not hesitate to use her services again in the future or to recommend her to anyone.
Anyone familiar with Eleni's writing and music would recognize her as a talented person whose creative approaches and enthusiasm are sure to reflect positively upon her students.
Eleni is very patient and understanding. She is a very good teacher because she teaches at my pace and has helped me improve my skills throughout the period I've had her. I'm glad to say I have now used these skills in my GCSE exams. Also, I have noticed a huge improvement and development in my writing. I enjoyed my lessons with Eleni very much and would recommend her as a first choice English tutor.
I met Eleni for my preparation for my first international conference in engineering science. As English is my second language I had to cope with different tasks. Eleni helped me improve my pronunciation quickly and successfully. I found her support excellent. She also gave me valuable advice on how to improve my presentation style. She is very approachable and patient, which together with the depth of knowledge in her subject and her teaching skills led to a well-invested hour during each week.
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