Each coaching session will be tailor made to suit that individual student. I am also now running a special offer of 'buy one session, get one free'.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I specialise in Drama School application.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA Hons English, vocational 3yr acting course at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
- How much do you charge?
£40 an hour.
- Where do you teach?
I teach from my home in Borough in South East London. I am more than happy to travel throughout the Greater London area and beyond within reason.
- When are you available?
My availability is fairly flexible.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I often teach school leavers, but the age range can vary as I work regularly with professional actors.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
To gain entrance to drama school.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I thoroughly enjoy the work that I do with my students and find that as well as being able to inspire them to achieve their potential, they remind me regularly of why I joined this profession in the first place.
Tilly is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!
- What kind of experience do you have?
I am a successful working actress who completely understands the requirements for a successful application to drama school. I also teach regularly at the highly acclaimed Actors Centre in central London. I have also just been listed as one of the top 10 Acting Coaches in London: Audition Doctor featured in top ten acting coaches - (concealed information)
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Brunel University. The Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My success rate for this year's group of students has been incredibly high and I am thrilled to say that most of them will be starting their vocational training in September.
• English BAHons
• Regular tutor at The Actors Centre
Tilly manages to strike the rare balance of being incredibly patient yet uncompromisingly demanding. This, combined with her generosity of spirit and good humour is an absolute necessity during the often strenuous process of applying to drama schools. There lies her true brilliance- in getting you to believe that it was all you, when actually, there is absolutely no way you could have got there without her.
From the first session to the final pre-audition calm-down phone call, Tilly's care and attention is absolutely invaluable.
Rehearsing for drama school auditions is a daunting process that can make you feel frighteningly alone; I couldn't have done it without having her on hand to guide and coach. She has a remarkable ability.
If I had not met Tilly I believe that the outcome of my drama school auditions would have been extremely different.
Her amazing enthusiasm and patience gave me the confidence and the ability to succeed. I would recommend Tilly to anybody; she has a great sense of humour and is a delight to work with. I would just like to express my deep appreciation as I couldn't have done it without her.
â€œWorking with Tilly on auditions speeches was a huge relief and gave me a fresh perspective and confidence in exactly the right way. Her clear direction and feedback really gave me a clear idea of how I could improve my work and her positive approach helped me to relax and enjoy working on my audition speeches. In just a short amount of time I felt empowered.
Tilly has an infectious enthusiasm which brings out the best in you. Through her I have improved my performance skills by recognising my acting strengths and weaknesses. She will always guide you in the right direction, which is why I've recommended her to all my actor friends.
Tilly Blackwood is a fantastic acting coach and from the moment I stepped into the room, I felt at ease. I have had private hourly lessons with Tilly for the past 5 months and have discovered a greater knowledge in the skill of acting as well as a change in my confidence towards performing. From a completely Shakespeare novice I have began to understand how to approach the text.
Tilly has been such a helpful and inspiring teacher. She is always relaxed and welcoming and you feel that she is genuinely invested in getting the very best work out of you. I felt completely overwhelmed by the drama school auditioning process and Tilly has really helped to de-mystify the whole experience concentrating on what really matters.
I arrived in London in september from Canada. My first language is french so I came to London to first practice my english in order to be able to get into drama school next year. When I started to look for a speeches the stress began. I didn't know noting about how to choose the perfect speech, where to look, what to look for and I did not even want to think about preparing my monologue for such an important occasion.
Working with Tilly is having the rare privilege of being constantly inspired and pushed in the right direction, by someone whose opinion you can completely trust, because she's just THAT good!”
Tilly is a fantastic teacher and mentor. Having been recommended her by a mutual acquaintance after finding myself without a drama school place for the third year, I nervously called her and found myself on the phone to an easy-going, down to earth woman who genuinely wanted to help me with my drama school auditions (not just get my money).
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