I love working with people and their voices in all aspects: learning an accent, preparing for an audition, delivering a presentation, giving a wedding speech - these are all things I can help you with. Looking forward to meeting you.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach all aspects of spoken voicework for actors and non-actors.
Actors: Vocal technique, Dialect, Articulation, Creative Expression, Sight Reading, Audition Preparation, Textual Awareness, Speech, Phonetics
Non-actors: Accent Softening/Reduction, Presentation Skills, Personal Impact Skills, Leadership, Articulation and Clarity, Vocal Power and Confidence
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA in Acting (Guildhall School of Music and Drama) 2:1
MA English Literature (Magdalene College, University of Cambridge)
MA Voice Studies (Royal Central School of Speech and Drama) 1st
- How much do you charge?
I charge £60 per hour for sessions in North London. For group bookings of 5 sessions, the price goes down to £55 per hour, for a group booking of 10 sessions, it goes down to £50 per hour. There are discounted rates for newly qualified graduates.
- Where do you teach?
I offer sessions from my home in North London. Sessions can also be arranged at your home, office, or in Central London, for an additional fee.
- When are you available?
I am available weekdays and some Saturdays. Evenings can be arranged, as can Skype sessions.
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
All ages and abilities.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for drama school auditions or for acting auditions.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can do Skype coaching.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I want everyone to love their own voice. To enjoy it, to feel it expresses them, to let it represent them at their best.
- What kind of experience do you have?
I have worked as an actor in theatre, TV, film and radio for 10 years and have applied this to my teaching experience. I have worked in the following drama schools: ALRA, Bristol Old Vic, Mountview Theatre Academy, Fourth Monkey, Central School of Speech and Drama and the International School of Screen Acting. I have also coached actors for television production companies, as well as being part of the voice team on the RSC's Matilda the Musical in the West End.
I enjoy using the same skills to coach non-actors to best develop their communication skills. I have worked with teachers, politicians, doctors, bankers and civil servants to encourage them to access their full potential when communicating.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I do not have a DBS certificate.
- Where and with whom did you train?
I trained with Patsy Rodenburg and Jeannette Nelson at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
At Central, I trained with Katerina Moraitis, Joe Windley, Tara McAllister-Viel, Cicely, Berry, Kristin Linklater, Barbara Houseman, Mel Churcher, Gilly Anne Keyes, Frankie Armstrong and Christina Shewell.
I continue to further my professional development attending workshops and courses. Recently I attended the Fitzmaurice Conference and am currently attending courses on Voice and Estill with Anne-Marie Speed.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
VASTA, British Voice Association (BVA)
• MA (Cantab) English Literature
• MA Voice Studies RCSSD
• Member of VASTA, BVA
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