from35.00GBP/ h

Drama School Audition Coaching- Prepare Speeches and Develop Confidence

I am a tutor and lecturer at some of London's top drama schools including Mountview and Italia Conti. I work with you 1-1 to prepare you for foundation, BA, and MA drama school auditions. Together, we source and discuss audition material, work on audition technique and delivery, and prepare you for the interview and workshop portions of the auditions.

Extra information

Please have access to a webcam, and speedy wifi connection. You will need to source, and in some cases purchase, playtexts for your audition pieces.

Location

Online via webcam
At student's location: Around Lambeth, United Kingdom

|
Use ⊞+wheel to zoom!
+

General info

suitcase iconSkills:
Age:
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English

About Me

I am an actor, theatre producer and university lecturer and tutor at some of London's top drama schools. Having completed a BFA in Acting at Boston University and an MA in Acting at Mountview I have specialist experience and training which puts me in a great position to coach young actors pursuing placement on a foundation, BA or MA Acting course. Getting into drama school is not just about nailing your audition speeches, but allowing your individuality to shine through, and demonstrating intellectual and emotional engagement with the text. Together, we will work to find a personal connection with your speeches and engage with the wider contexts in which they were written. We will work together to nail those acting fundamentals while finding joy and confidence.

Education

Originally from San Francisco, CA. I attended the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (a specialized arts high school) from the age of 14. I went on to study at Boston University where I gained my BFA Acting in 2018. I moved to the UK in 2019 and attended the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where I received an MA Acting, graduating with distinction in 2021.

Experience / Qualifications

Currently, I work as a professional actor, theatre producer and tutor at the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Identity and Italia Conti.

Ask a question

Send a message explaining your needs and Sophia will reply soon:
The more detail, the better.
Ex. "Hi, when are you available to meet for a lesson?"

Availability of a typical week

(GMT -04:00) New York
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
0              
1              
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8  Monday at 8:00    Wednesday at 8:00    Friday at 8:00    
9  Monday at 9:00    Wednesday at 9:00    Friday at 9:00    
10  Monday at 10:00    Wednesday at 10:00    Friday at 10:00    
11  Monday at 11:00    Wednesday at 11:00    Friday at 11:00    
12  Monday at 12:00    Wednesday at 12:00    Friday at 12:00    
13    Tuesday at 13:00    Thursday at 13:00  Friday at 13:00    
14    Tuesday at 14:00    Thursday at 14:00  Friday at 14:00    
15    Tuesday at 15:00    Thursday at 15:00  Friday at 15:00    
16              
17              
18              
19              
20              
21              
22              
23              
from £35Online via webcam
from £41At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Online reputation

  • Instructor since October 2023
  • Google connected

Availability of a typical week

(GMT -04:00) New York
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
0              
1              
2              
3              
4              
5              
6              
7              
8  Monday at 8:00    Wednesday at 8:00    Friday at 8:00    
9  Monday at 9:00    Wednesday at 9:00    Friday at 9:00    
10  Monday at 10:00    Wednesday at 10:00    Friday at 10:00    
11  Monday at 11:00    Wednesday at 11:00    Friday at 11:00    
12  Monday at 12:00    Wednesday at 12:00    Friday at 12:00    
13    Tuesday at 13:00    Thursday at 13:00  Friday at 13:00    
14    Tuesday at 14:00    Thursday at 14:00  Friday at 14:00    
15    Tuesday at 15:00    Thursday at 15:00  Friday at 15:00    
16              
17              
18              
19              
20              
21              
22              
23              
from £35Online via webcam
from £41At student's home

Good-fit Instructor Guarantee


If you are not satisfied after your first lesson, Apprentus will find you another instructor or will refund your first lesson.

Share

You are here


Camille
✅THE ART OF IMPROVISATION, CREATIVITY, PUBLIC SPEAKING, COMMUNICATION, THEATRALIZATION: COMMUNICATE WITH RHETORIC, ELOQUENCE
✓ Improvisation is the art of composing within the framework of a role play, without being overplayed so as not to lose credibility, by taking pleasure and appearing convinced (because communication does not consist, for example, of having confidence, but of appearing confident). It helps with a wide range of skills (imagination, emotional faculties, physical expressiveness, vocal projection, clarity of speech, interpretation, improvisation, observation, emulation, stage combat...) to make public speaking, communication , theatricalization enhanced by the stage space and the play of the actor - improviser, during speeches or presentations for example. ✓ Your inventiveness, singularity, commitment and signature being at the center of this training, it is about giving you the techniques to improvise, create, stage, while showing confidence and conviction to your interlocutors, in the private sphere or of the professional. ✓ So how can you also confront your shyness or lack of (relative) self-confidence by surpassing yourself by moving forward? ➤ Express yourself with your body, your emotions, your ideas to mobilize your abilities and your creative energy ➤ Explore your path to personal expression in complete freedom and security by overcoming your fears of expressing yourself in public ➤ Activate flexibility of mind, particularly by practicing active listening ➤ Develop your creativity and imagination while overcoming your shyness, developing your speaking, listening and responding skills ➤ Anchor lasting resources such as letting go, leaving one's comfort zone thanks to a caring framework and personalized modules/exercises For example (but the sessions/modules cover other aspects), to improve your skills during oral interventions in public (debates, media, speeches, 1 to 1, etc.), better manage your personal communication/ professional & the resulting conflicts, master negotiation techniques (...): your objectives in terms of communication may be diverse and the objective of these sessions is precisely to support you to better achieve them. So, how can we send a clear message, be impactful, create a difference and make an impact? ➤ Whether your objective is personal or professional, speaking is a predominantly physical activity, relying on a body, a voice, a breath, a rhythm (diction), an emotion and above all techniques, tools, a method, a know-how, reflecting the speaker's involvement in his speech where the art of improvisation is essential. ➤ On the telephone, in a meeting, in front of a client, his family (...), relevant and successful speaking must always be effective and efficient, with clear, simple and impactful messages, creating a balance between the message received and message sent. Coherence between form and content. The important thing in communication is not the confidence we have in ourselves, but the appearance of confidence we exude. It’s also not about being structured or coherent but simply about appearing to be so. And to do this, there are targeted tools. ➤ So, how do you listen and be listened to, convince/persuade and be impactful, challenge and leave an impression, enhance your content, address your audience relevantly and optimize the quality & clarity of the exchange/message? It is precisely a question of going through, applying and deploying practical and effective techniques of oral presentation, simple intervention or 'one to one' exchange, aiming to challenge one's audience or interlocutor, taking care of both the content and the form. , all in a professional or personal setting. Here again, there is a range of precise verbal and non-verbal communication techniques which, once modernized and brought up to date, will be put to the service of your reality. Allowing you to move from fear to pleasure in front of the public. ➤ Thus, mastered, the practical method allows, through a set of simulations and scenarios based on your daily experience supporting pragmatic & concrete techniques, to improve self-confidence, self-assurance, ease by overcoming discomfort and controlling his emotion in public. But also to work on your leadership & charisma, in a context where empathy and emotional intelligence are at the service of communication. ➤ So, in this context, after having precisely defined your objective & gone through the blockages encountered, here are some examples of themes covered through concrete techniques & a targeted methodology, in support of improvisation skills: ✓Practical tools to perfect your rhetoric/repartee ✓Decode and use the practical communication tools of great leaders ✓Fundamentals (practices) of eloquence but also of oratorical art (intonation, gaze, gestures, elocution, range, emotions, pronunciation, development of one's own style of charisma, etc.) to ensure consistency between content and the form ✓Fundamentals of Body Language to support and not interfere with the speech while being convinced & convincing. ✓ Highlighting their speech & promoting their speaking to arouse interest, by building on their strengths. ✓Creation of a coherence between the message emitted & the message received in order to improve its speech and in fact, its professional/personal relations. ✓Management of Q&A sessions & external reactions during an intervention or an oral exchange. ✓Practical tools to put your interlocutor at ease and appear friendly/interested. ✓To succeed in a negotiation/mediation. ✓On the one hand, learning to say 'no' simply in three steps AND on the other hand, getting people to say 'yes'. ✓To turn sentences into positive AND constructive. ✓To manage conflicts (eg 'assertive' communication techniques, eg CNV techniques - Non Violent Communication). ✓To put NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) at the service of communication. ✓To adopt effective, simple, fair and engaging language. ✓To use sentences, turns of phrase & expressions allowing to be precise, simple, effective & challenging. ✓To manage your personal & professional relationships with, for example, the preparation of your ratings. ✓Make your hypersensitivity a strength to tame your abilities. ✓Listening proactively and expressing / conveying ideas / message clearly. ✓Avoid letting your emotions show and propose a constructive solution to problems, while drawing on your own relational skills. ✓Be better equipped to recognize and immediately remedy situations that weaken their authority and affect their ability to communicate effectively. ✓Enhance their potential for expression and creativity (often underestimated until now) and 'apparent' sociability ✓Develop not necessarily self-confidence, but the 'appearance' of self-confidence, refine one's listening to respond adequately, open up to the resources of the imagination, free oneself from the rational to then structure one's speech. ✓Relate their communication objectives (project, institution, values, ideas, demands, etc.) to the form of their expression. ✓Learn and put into practice persuasive communication techniques and better understand the perception that others have of oneself. In order to improve his skills of 'self-presentation' and conveyed image. ✓Practical techniques to foster the engagement of the other party. ✓Strengthen the structure of its communication and develop a convincing argument in order to sell its ideas and projects. ✓ Optimizing internal and external relationships are professional fundamentals so that the structure of sessions, business dialogue and mastery of change communication are valuable. (...) ➤ In short, improvisation, dramatization, public speaking skills are today essential transversal skills for asserting oneself, informing, negotiating and convincing. However, to master the keys to successful public communication, it is necessary to strengthen the impact of one's own speeches: by structuring one's interventions and taking into account the circumstances and expectations of the public; by making an impact through storytelling; integrating the psychological and emotional factors of effective oral communication; by integrating emotions into the preparation of the message and arguments; anticipating objections and delicate situations; by preparing and structuring an attractive and convincing presentation framework; by experimenting with the rules of improvisation; by adequately managing difficult situations (...). ➤ In short, each session combines techniques & practical exercises adapted to your everyday situations (filmed with your agreement in order to be reviewed, commented on, decoded together live, to have an external perspective and areas for improvement) , so that you will be able to apply them immediately, and from the first session. THE TRAINER ➤ With training from Grande Ecole post-preparatory classes & Ivy League university in the United States, our teacher trainer has specialized and has worked for more than 15 years in the field, in Europe and North America, in renowned international public and private establishments, regularly speaking in forums and conferences, and also offering personalized INDIVIDUAL support, with pedagogy and careful methodology as the watchwords. ➤ PLACE, TIMETABLE, PRICES ✓ Locations: Geneva-Lausanne-Fribourg-Zurich-Neuchâtel-Lugano-Montreux-Basel-Neuchâtel-Bern-Lucerne-Brussels-Luxembourg-Paris-Lyon. But currently, these sessions continue to be offered by videoconference in the current context and in accordance with general demand which is almost unanimous on this subject. ✓ Indeed, apart from the classic advantages of videoconferencing (time saving related to travel & their unforeseen events, eco-responsibility, increased schedule flexibility, etc.), the quality of the session & the interaction remain identical. In addition, the entire exchange, notes and recommendations are immediately transcribed on the dedicated chat. ✓ To support us among ourselves & to be pleasant to you in this sustainable / particular period and in a spirit of solidarity, the fees are temporarily reduced and will not increase after the start of our sessions. ✓ Languages: French/English. ✓ The progress following these private sessions is perceptible from 1 to 2 sessions (*2024 study). ✓ As other people do regularly, you can also please your loved ones by offering gift vouchers available all year round.

Camille-
✅IMPROVISATION, CREATIVITY, PUBLIC SPEAKING, COMMUNICATION, THEATRALIZATION: A WHOLE SUBTLE UNIVERSE TO EXPLORE (THE ART OF STORYTELLING...)
✓ Improvisation is the art of composing within the framework of a role play, without being overplayed so as not to lose credibility, by taking pleasure and appearing convinced (because communication does not consist, for example, of having confidence, but of appearing confident). It helps with a wide range of skills (imagination, emotional faculties, physical expressiveness, vocal projection, clarity of speech, interpretation, improvisation, observation, emulation, stage combat...) to make public speaking, communication , the theatricalization enhanced by the stage space and the play of the actor - improviser. ✓ Your inventiveness, singularity, commitment and signature being at the center of this training, it is about giving you the techniques to improvise, create, stage, while showing confidence and conviction to your interlocutors, in the private sphere or of the professional. ✓ So how can you also confront your shyness or lack of (relative) self-confidence by surpassing yourself by moving forward? ➤ Express yourself with your body, your emotions, your ideas to mobilize your abilities and your creative energy ➤ Explore your path to personal expression in complete freedom and security by overcoming your fears of expressing yourself in public ➤ Activate flexibility of mind, particularly by practicing active listening ➤ Develop your creativity and imagination while overcoming your shyness, developing your speaking, listening and responding skills ➤ Anchor lasting resources such as letting go, leaving one's comfort zone thanks to a caring framework and personalized modules/exercises In application: For example, awareness raising and introduction to the Art of Storytelling have several objectives: Storytelling in public, Composing a repertoire of stories, Organizing a collective show, Games and bringing emotions into play (...). These theoretical training and practical training sessions (story structure, voice, memory, diction, management of stage fright, etc.). It is a question of going through the history of the tale (origin, different styles of tale, difference between tale and story), the art of telling (work on the voice, the body, the imagination), the tale and the child (importance of the story for the overall development of the child, resource of the imagination, difference between reading and telling) ...: in short, the intention of this course is to make you want even more, to better tell stories Open to all those interested in the story (parents, teachers, animators, educators ...), these sessions can also be offered to the person of your choice. With the program, for this example of storytelling art in particular: ✓ Explore and experience the art of storytelling and discover its hidden sides ✓ Express yourself with your body, your emotions, your ideas, play with situations (...) ✓ Mobilize your capacities and creative energy ✓ Open interior spaces of reverie ✓ Explore your path of personal expression in complete freedom and security ✓ Overcome your fear of public speaking ✓ Make room for your imagination, Develop your creativity ✓ Activate flexibility of mind, Practice active listening ✓ Cooperate, create, play down The art of storytelling therefore allows you to develop your creativity and imagination, because you are both a director and an actor. It also allows you to overcome shyness and develop speaking, listening and responding skills. Each person evolves at their own pace and uses their sense of creativity. Objective: to anchor sustainable resources such as letting go, creativity, presence or self-confidence. In short, this artistic discipline will accompany you in your personal development and will help you get out of your comfort zone thanks to a benevolent environment and playful exercises. THE TRAINER With training from a Grande Ecole post-European preparatory class & an Ivy League university in the United States, our teacher has specialized and has worked for more than 18 years in the field, in international establishments, speaking in forums and conferences. ➤ PLACE, TIMETABLE, PRICES ✓ Locations: Geneva-Lausanne-Fribourg-Zurich-Neuchâtel-Lugano-Montreux-Basel-Neuchâtel-Bern-Lucerne-Brussels-Luxembourg-Paris-Lyon. But currently, these sessions continue to be offered by videoconference in the current context and in accordance with general demand which is almost unanimous on this subject. ✓ Indeed, apart from the classic advantages of videoconferencing (time saving related to travel & their unforeseen events, eco-responsibility, increased schedule flexibility, etc.), the quality of the session & the interaction remain identical. In addition, the entire exchange, notes and recommendations are immediately transcribed on the dedicated chat. ✓ To support us among ourselves & to be pleasant to you in this sustainable / particular period and in a spirit of solidarity, the fees are temporarily reduced and will not increase after the start of our sessions. ✓ Languages: French/English. ✓ The progress following these private sessions is perceptible from 1 to 2 sessions (*2024 study). ✓ As other people do regularly, you can also please your loved ones by offering gift vouchers available all year round. CONTACT / PROGRAM ✓ A la carte program: evaluated and adapted to each need.

Shiobhan
Confidence in Acting, Performing arts, improvising.
Confidence in acting how to grow as an actor, preparing for auditions, learning lines understanding the script improvisation skills. Exploring what type of actor ,actress you want to become overcoming hurdles with easy steps to minimize nerves.

Linda
In-person or virtual theater classes! Are you afraid of speaking in public? Are you shy?
Are you afraid of speaking in public? You are shy? Let's make a difference and find the security you were looking for! Learn with a bilingual (English-Spanish) teacher with 12 years of experience! We have personalized classes at home, at your home or virtual of: - Theater - Musical theatre - Acting - Puppets - Body expression - vocal expression - public domain Schedules: Monday to Friday 7am to 7pm Saturdays 9am-5pm You can also take your classes online. All values are per person. All ages and levels, don't wait any longer! You can see more of my experience at lindapena.com and about my company at charmingarteyentretenimiento.com

Craig
'Acting for Camera' A personalised session programme with Craig.
Every actor is unique and every session will be tailored to your individual needs. What I bring is an enthusiasm and experience of acting in front of a camera. After an initial one hour session to get to know each other and learn what you want to achieve, I will devise a lesson plan exclusively for you. We will work remotely on whatever you are comfortable with. Be it rehearsing a self-tape for audition purposes, creating and devising a new idea for screen, or developing skills for acting in front of the camera, we will reach your goals. I'm very focused on the individual. This will all be about you. If you are a beginner we can start with basic technique and take an exciting journey together to fulfillyour potential. If you are experienced, we can polish your skills with the use of an outside eye. Learning new techniques to add to your skill set. If you are a professional actor needing help with preparation for self-tapes, I can rehearse with you and offer helpful direction. I will also record with you if required. I've had a varied career working with great directors, Steven Speilberg and Christopher Nolan and screen greats such as Tom Hanks. As a teacher and colleague you are casting me. Look me up. Im genuinely looking forward to working with you. Craig

Eva
Acting Classes for Children (7-8 to 14 years old.)
Good afternoon! My name is Eva, and I am qualified singing and acting teacher. I finished two years in Moscow drama school studying acting, after that I went to London where I successfully complete short acting course in RADA London. I am currently studying Popular Music in Goldsmiths. I am passionate about all forms of music and acting, as I was singing since I was 7 years old. I also write my own music and lyrics for it, and passionate about teaching children, as I try to make studying process fun and useful at the same time. I will be glad to work with you!

Thora
Drama skills: acting, storytelling, public speaking, text analysis, writing
Studying for an audition and want some help working on monologues or duologues? Wanting to induce a more dramatic performance in to your song? Interested in how drama skills can help your public speaking/presentation and communication skills? Or just generally curious about anything drama or acting related - whether it's about analysing a text, writing your own script or delving more into any of the many methods you can use to develop your skills as an actor an performer? Then I might be able to help you! I'm a professional actor, trained at Cygnet Theatre in Exeter, now living in London. I have extensive experience performing in immersive theatre - communicating, catching and holding the attention of a wide variety of people. I also have experience in storytelling, working with and teaching children of all ages, as well as writing and producing theatre. Starting drama classes as a teenager was one of the most important things I ever did. It help me build confidence, develop empathy and ground me as the person I am today. I love performing and creating experiences for my audience - watching their faces as they're surprised, entertained or disgusted by the stories I tell. But just as important as that is the opportunity to share some of the tools I learned from drama school with other people - tools that can be used every day in communication, emotional regulation and play. I am more than happy to tailor classes to your specific needs, so if you think I can help you out, get in touch and we will talk!

Kiren
Movement for Actors - Laban focus, group or individual.
Movement for actors. This class explores Laban fundamentals to develop movement ability and application, providing an understanding of the influential movement system and how it can enhance your physicality and performance. We can work on a full understanding of the Laban system or actor movement coaching for specific work. Extensive experience teaching with organisations such as LSDA and Central School of Speech and Drama.

Naay
Acting, Media and Science - learn all the loops, quick and fun
I have designed this class to help people that want to to grow and build in various departments in social media and acting. I use different tools to execute the best results and have been very success over the years. I want to guide and assist those that want to take the social media and/or acting field. I studied bio-science in university and have been studying science since from a very young age so I am also able to help with related questions.

Shamir
Voice coaching. Acting. piano lessons. Art. Animation. Producing
I teach from drawing art, to drama to producing music, to singing to acting and animation. You will learn theory and practical techniques and skills to further your knowledge and ability in the various subject. Homework will be provided to ensure student is learning.

Rosalind
Professional Acting Coach for Public Speaking, Audition Prep, Drama Creativity and Confidence
If you are preparing for a drama school audition or a public speaking event, if you are looking to build your confidence and expression through the development of acting skills or if you are keen to expand your creative writing skills as a playwright, I would love to help you. I am a professional actress and movement director and I deliver one-to-one drama tuition sessions and full day workshops that are tailored to suit your individual needs. I have worked as an acting teacher and public speaking coach for all age groups (from ages 3 - 80!) for 24 years and it is a great passion and privilege of mine to assist in this way, seeing my students' evolution. I have both a diploma and a degree in Acting (LAMDA, Associate Acting Diploma/ Rose Bruford, BA Hons Acting) and I have trained with Gecko physical theatre company. As well as performing for decades on stage and on screen, I have also run The Bedlam Bunch Children's Theatre and Entertainment since 2007, through which I have written and directed numerous stage plays as well as interactive, immersive shows for children aged 3 - 9 years. I also founded and ran Outburst Theatre from 2010 - 2019 as a platform to bring communities together in South East London via educational theatre projects. As a solo artist, I have written and produced three one-woman stage shows - "Raw Cake", "Through the Hourglass" and "The Wonky Shonky Show" - all performed in London, UK. I look forward to working with you and being part of your journey!

Matt
Influence The Crowd - Public Speaking And Presentation Skills
There's nothing worse than giving a presentation where no one is listening to you and people don't remember what you've presented. It doesn't matter if you're introverted, shy, quiet, or nervous as all heck when you're presenting. This course will teach you skills, language, and tricks that you can do naturally and authentically to use your unique personality to engage and captivate your audience. Soon you'll be able to turn that nervous energy into pure excitement. In this course you'll learn: - Specific preparation tools you'll need - Methods of delivering your content - Storytelling essentials - How to trigger specific audience reactions (laughter, intrigue, applause, etc) - How to tailor your presentation to your unique and authentic personality - How to go from being nervous to being excited to present - What to do at the end (leave them wanting more)

Jane Lee
Preparing for Drama School Auditions - working on classic and contemporary speeches and monologues. Focus on characters to suit your style.
Selecting and preparing speeches for Drama School auditions. Discussions and suggestions for monologues to suit your performance style, ensuring the requirements of the audition are met. Exploring a range of classic and contemporary plays, focusing on a carefully selected speech which can be emailed to you. Feedback, workshops and directorial tutorials on performance skills, including voice, physically and communication.

David
TV/Film acting coaching, self tape & public speaking
ALL LEVELS WELCOME! ACTING CLASSES My classes will focus on acting for camera and self taping for castings and social media. The main elements are: - Relaxation techniques before performing. - Essential camera technique. - Acting theories & picking an approach that is suited for you. - Self taping techniques. - Improvisation. - Rehearsal and feedback ABOUT ME With over two decades of versatile experience as a producer, actor and public speaker, I bring a wealth of industry insights and practical expertise to our coaching journey. As an actor I have starred in feature films, TV series, and commercials. My own acting accolades include awards for my performances, such as Best Actor at The Mac Film Festival for my role in the international short film "Cinnamon." Now I've dedicated myself to nurturing the next generation of creators and actors. My teaching philosophy is grounded in a holistic approach, blending proven methodologies such as Chekov, The Method, and Meisner techniques tailored specifically for on-camera acting. Having conducted private TV and film acting classes and served as a film acting coach for esteemed production houses, including Hollywood based Muse Productions, I've honed my ability to inspire, guide, and mentor aspiring talents. I believe in fostering an environment that encourages experimentation, growth, and self-expression, empowering students to discover their unique voice and hone their craft with confidence. I'm committed to providing personalized guidance and mentorship every step of the way. Let's unlock your potential together!

Ewa
Movement for Actors - express emotions, build character, open your body
MOVEMENT FOR ACTORS is a class during which you will learn how to use your body to support your acting, like also about importance about body language, and body expression. You will have a chance to improvise, discover and build your stage character, delve into different movements and acting techniques, like also to feel more comfortable in your body.