Acting Coaching!

Kids/Teens/Adults, Voice-over, LAMDA.

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  • Online Acting coaching for all ages and levels (beginners to professionals).

  •  Individual, one to one coaching -Online classes and courses

  • Group courses online (via zoom,etc). 

 

  • Hourly and 1 to 5 day full day courses/workshops. 

  • Also voiceover classes. Voice over is a fun way to make money from home! 

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  • Preparation for ​LAMDA exams, Drama School and all other auditions.​

  • Previous students applying for London drama schools have been accepted at RADA, The Drama Centre, The Central School of Speech and Drama, Mountview, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, East 15 and LAMDA. Other students have also successfully been accepted to other prestigious drama schools outside the UK,

Coach with Three Relevant Masters Degrees (Including Acting MA):

  • Coach: Natasha (completely English despite the Russian name -so, re accent coaching, Standard British English is my native 'accent')! ​


Three related Masters Degrees from Top UK Universities:

  1. MA –European Classical Acting –Drama Centre London / Central St Martins, London, UAL.

  2. MA –English -Oxford University, Pembroke College

  3. MA –TV Journalism –City University, London.​

  • Over over 20 years of experience coaching hundreds of actors.

  • Other performance experience (2 months training & performance at Shakespeare’s Globe, 2 months training Vahktanghov Theatre Institute, one month screen acting training, 30+ plays, 15+ shorts/films, etc).

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Areas We Can Work On:

  • Warm up -breathing, voice, physical exercises.

  • Introduction to acting -(objectives, how to learn lines, questions to consider about your character, etc).

  • Work on audition pieces & audition tips/technique.

 

  • General exercises e.g. object exercise, animal exercise, etc.

  • Voice-over (radio, etc).

  • Work on monologues, scenes and duologues.

  • Sight-reading and how to read more expressively.

  • Improvisation exercises and tips.

  • Voice exercises.

  • Confidence (& how to deal with nerves)

  • Pronunciation​

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  • Posture/physicality

  • Advice on getting into UK drama schools (help with personal statement tips,  auditions).​

 

  • Voice, movement, body, relaxation, etc.

  • Preparation for a specific audition (film, play, school) or call-back audition.

  • Comedy and improvisation skills and exercises.

  • Theoretical knowledge on the acting craft and business.

  • Learning better timing and rhythm.

  • Character work, acting range expansion.

  • Elimination of dialect and vocal impediments.

  • Elimination of various bad habits.

  • Introduction to practitioners and approaches to acting / different acting methods. We can also try exercises from these varying approaches. (If there is a particular practitioner you would like to learn about -please request this in advance).

  • LAMDA exams -see below.

 

  • ​Interpretation and analysis of your script &/or monologue.

  • Using your voice expressively for voiceover. See below.

  •  If you are interested in Presenting or Reporting we can also help putting together a presenting or reporting showreel and material. (Coach with MA in TV Journalism).​

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LAMDA Classes and optional exams/certificates:

 

We help children, teens and adults prepare for LAMDA exams. Anyone can do an exam and I teach the Shakespeare exams, Verse and Prose and Public Speaking, amongst others (I am not a singing or dancing coach though so you should look elsewhere if doing Musical Theatre exams). 

Or you can do the online training with no obligation to do an exam.
(May 2020 update: -LAMDA are moving exams online due to Coronavirus). 

More about LAMDA exams: https://www.lamda.ac.uk/our-exams

Exams are done at a public centre -please see the official LAMDA link below for public centre exam dates and rates paid to LAMDA directly. (Exams@LAMDA.ac.uk can answer further questions).

https://www.lamda.ac.uk/our-exams/applications-within-the-uk/uk-public-centre

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Online Kids Drama / Acting Classes:
These can be 1-2-1 or group classes (on zoom, houseparty, etc) -if you have a group of kids you think may be interested we can create a group for your child and their friends/schoolmates/nursery group, etc. 
All Ages

 

For your peace of mind:

Enhanced DBS / CRB Certificate =Perfect / Flawless.
(Police check certificate proving the teacher has no criminal record / is safe to work with children). 

 

"The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)".

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service

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Voiceover:
 
Need a fun way to make money from home?

​Whether you want to do this professionally or just want a new hobby, voice-over training also helps you to be more expressive in everyday life -learn how to make your voice more engaging.


Individual, (one-to-one) Voice Over / voice-acting coaching.

I can help you to be more expressive and to learn 'voice-acting'. 

Clients Learn Voice-Acting for a Variety of Reasons -e.g:

 

  • Some just want to learn to speak with less of a monotone for the sake of client phone calls, everyday life, etc...​

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  • Others want to become a professional voice-over artist. In this case we help clients choose and prepare voice-over audition pieces, or demo pieces to put online.

  • Some find acting classes a bit intimidating and want to build up their confidence and skills first with voice-over acting, (before having acting classes at a later date).

  • Some have one-off requirements e.g. they need to prepare a voice-over for their company promo or training video and want some help.​

  • Others may already be professional voice-over artists or trained actors/actresses who just want some extra coaching (or for example as they have an audition, or client recording, coming up that they want to prepare for).

 

  • Some want to work on general voice and breathing exercises so as to improve themselves generally (e.g. so as to become more charismatic, more healthy (breathing correctly), more expressive/interesting and so more likely to be promoted, etc).

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