Speech and Drama Lessons



Discover the Power of Speech and Drama Training

Discover a practical and powerful toolkit of communication and performance techniques that will improve your ability to communicate and bring stories to life. 

 

From presentations to performances to our everyday relationships, the importance of communication and performance skills cannot be understated. These skills help us communicate, entertain and enlighten one another and add tremendous beauty, depth and richness to our lives.  

 

Come explore skills used by captivating communicators and performers around the globe, and discover for yourself the power of speech and drama.


Benefits

  • Improve your confidence, expressivity and connectivity with important movement, breathing, voice and acting techniques.
  • Manage fear, nerves, and anxiety with empowering performance relaxation techniques.
  • Enhance your presence and openness with imaginative and practical pyscho-physical drama techniques.
  • Strengthen your spontaneity, creativity, and imagination with energizing and exciting improvisation games.
  • Discover how to craft captivating stories by exploring essential story elements, structures and patterns.
  • Practice speaking and performing diverse literature forms such as poetry, speeches, short stories, novels, plays and screenplays.
  • Learn from highly qualified, passionate, and professional performing artists who teach with great care and respect.
  • Option to earn qualifications with global recognition and respect through LAMDA Examinations.

Who is it for?

The training will benefit anyone who wants to improve their communication and performance skills.



Why train with us?

  • Our training is grounded in proven approaches used by world-class professional communicators and performers. 
  • Our approach works and is constantly progressing, moving forward, and evolving with our expanding experiences. 
  • Our tutors are highly qualified, talented, and passionate professional performing artists. 
  • We deeply care about these art forms and are passionate about teaching these skills to others. Passion is contagious, so if you leave uninspired, we haven't done our job.
  • We make the learning environment as safe and nurturing as possible by developing and cultivating an atmosphere of trust and respect amongst learners. So you can explore and take risks and practice the power of vulnerability. 
  • We make it fun. Really fun. Laughter is a common side effect, and strongly encouraged. 
  • We make it serious. When needed. Our training, like life, is best in balance. So we explore works of both light and shade. 
  • We keep class sizes small (max 10 people) so you get ample practice and attention.
  • We offer the option to earn qualifications with global recognition and respect through LAMDA Examinations.

Training Options

Our training is delivered in 3 methods: Private Coaching, Group Classes, and Group Workshops.

Private Lessons

  • Personalized lessons
  • 1 hour sessions
  • In studio or Online

Organization Workshops

  • Specialized intensive training
  • Professional development opportunity
  • At studio or your organization

Group Classes

  • Adult (Ages 19+)
  • Young Adult (Ages 13-18)
  • Children (Ages 7-12)


Reviews

"Six months ago my daughters started taking private lessons with Chad, the head tutor at The Art of Speech and Drama.

Our girls have since gained tremendous interests and confidence in public speaking.  They enjoy reciting poems/speeches in a fun and yet structured public speaking class with Chad. They have become more confident when it comes to school plays and class project/presentation.  Thank you Chad for being patient and inspiring for our girls.  They will always remember all the little tricks that you taught them before they stand up in front of their classes!!"

 

- Carmen L.

"Working with Chad was great :) I recommend him to anyone! I was preparing for an audition, and with Chad's help I got accepted into the art school. His teachings made me feel comfortable, and he helped me a lot with my voice work. I will defiantly be using him again in the future."

 

-Theana D.

"I was looking for a way to be more comfortable when public speaking and in social situations.

 

As someone who works in an office every day I was a little outside my comfort zone signing up for a speech and drama class.

Chad made me feel very comfortable and I found the course materials and exercises very helpful and practical. This course provides me with useful tools which can be applied in various social environments. I'm really happy for what I got out of this course!"

 

-Phoebe

"I came to Chad with a rather unique conundrum: how to present in front of camera with more confidence on YouTube.

 

Chad was able to take this modern take on the form of speech & drama and employ holistic techniques that helped improve not only my confidence but, more importantly, my performance. Taking out the stress, adding personality, identifying my audience: turning that inanimate lens into a person I can connect with at a human level." 

 

- Rob W.

"Acting lessons were on my list for a long time. Being a financial analyst, I need to present the results of my work on a regular basis. In addition, certain projects require intense collaboration between teams and gaining full support from the team leaders. Which sometimes is not easy (especially for a non-native speaker) and requires playing different roles with different people (sounds like acting, hah?).

 

My initial intention was to take a series of acting classes for the purpose of building my presentation skills only. I wanted to feel a little bit more relaxed and confident while expressing my ideas to the audience. However, working with Chad on various techniques opened a whole new world for me. In the business world people tend to suppress their emotions in order to look “professional”. During the first class I realized how narrow my emotional spectrum is in communication and expressing myself. Leaving my comfort zone and visualizing different characters, which are on the other end of the emotional spectrum, really moved the needle in my communication skills. Not mentioning that all those exercises were a lot of fun. Thanks Chad!"

 

-Dmitri S.

"I reached out to Chad to improve my public speaking skills, as it is one of the most stressful demands of my professional work. What I didn't expect was to feel inspired, empowered, and encouraged to let my true self shine in ways that have impacted my both my personal and professional life. Chad created a safe, comfortable, low-pressure environment for me to grow and learn. His personal story for how he became involved in his work really resonated with me, and his passion, dedication, commitment and belief in his work is obvious and contagious. Chad incorporated an excellent variety of theory, practical exercises, breath work, theatre and improv techniques, and many more tools that made each lesson feel valuable and fun. I looked forward to every class with Chad, and look forward to continuing to work with him in the future!"

 

-P.V.

 


Speech & Drama Lessons

Developing Skilled, Confident & Compelling Communicators & Performers