Our Team


Our tutors are highly qualified, talented, and passionate practicing professionals in their fields. Our tutors hold degrees from prestigious schools and a growing body of professional experience. They are continually testing, refining and improving their skills. Skills they then share with you. Their passion is contagious, so watch out! 

CHAD ELLIS

 

Founder / Head Tutor

 

Trained at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) in London, UK, Chad's gained a wealth of world-class speech and drama experience. Having once struggled with speaking in public and having experienced first-hand  the transformational power of speech and drama training, Chad is deeply passionate about encouraging, equipping, and empowering people to become confident and compelling communicators and performers. 

 

Chad teaches with great care, gentleness and enthusiasm. He's all about being encouraging, playful, exploratory, bold, and real. You will be gently challenged and leave empowered.

 

Chad has significant experience performing on the stage, screen, and radio. Special soft spots of his include performing Shakespeare, Chekhov, and improv. Besides his dramatic art experience, Chad has also delivered hundreds of academic and professional presentations, speeches and workshops to audiences as large as several hundred. 

 

Selected screen credits include: iZombie (CW), Arrow (CW) and Imposters (Bravo). Selected stage credits include: A Good Way Out (Pacific Theatre), Romans in Britain and The Country Wife (Ensemble Theatre Company), When the Rain Stops Falling (The Greenwood Theatre - London), and Cat’s Eye (Pleasance Theatre - London). Other stage credits include: Richard III, The Three Sisters, Man of Mode, Women Beware Women, Naked Not Nude, and The Memory of Water (Linbury Theatre - London). 

 

RACHEL BUTTON

 

Vocal Tutor

 

Rachel Button is a Singer, Song writer and Vocal Coach originally from Birmingham, England. She has a Masters degree from the London College of Music and 10 years experience teaching on degree and diploma music courses at  Europe's leading Popular Music Schools. Rachel displays dedication to help her students technically achieve their goals, whilst keeping creativity and engaged learning the heart of each lesson. Bringing a fun learning environment is key to Rachel's teaching style and above all, a love of music and a heart for helping each student be the best they can be.

 

As a professional musician, Rachel has 10 years experience of performing, song writing and recording in the UK, US and Canada. 

More recently in Nashville, TN, Rachel has recorded with Grammy award- winning producer Paul Worley (Lady Antebelum, Dixie Chicks, Martina McBride) and award winning producer David Kalmusky, (Journey, John Oates, Justin Bieber, Emerson Drive). 

 

Her latest single Ruins, recorded in Nashville with producer, Bobby Holland, entered the iTunes chart at #53 in May 2016 and continuing to climb. Rachel’s song ‘Heatwave’ was nominated for ‘Best Song of The Year 2015’ at the Manitoba Country Music Awards and her song ‘If You Met Me Now’ is due for release on Fiona Culley’s album in 2016. 

Rachel also had the privilege of recording background vocals with Darius Rucker for the recently released film Life On The Line starring John Travolta.

 

www.rachelbutton.com



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