Private Lessons



Our personalised Private Lessons in Public Speaking & Drama help people become more skilledconfident and compelling communicators and performers in a safe environment focused entirely on the individual learner.   

 

You will discover a dynamic, practical and powerful toolkit of communication and performance exercises and techniques that will improve your confidence and ability to connect with your audiences. We can help you:

  • Overcome public speaking and performance anxiety 
  • Deliver stronger presentations, speeches, talks and pitches
  • Perform stronger in auditions, interviews and meetings
  • Earn respected qualifications through LAMDA Examinations
  • And much more.

We recommend a minimum of 8 sessions to allow sufficient time to explore key concepts, but we are happy to do less if preferred. The exact curriculum is tailored to the individual's goals, but the general 8 week syllabus is outlined below.

 

The rate is $75/hr.

We offer new learners a special $50 trial lesson (1 hour).

Private lessons are also offered online for distance learners.



General 8 Week Syllabus

WEEK 1: WARMING UP YOUR INSTRUMENT

Learn how to warm-up your body, breath, voice, resonance, range and articulation.

 

WEEK 2: SPONTANEITY & FREEDOM

Learn how to speak or perform with greater intuition, ease and freedom.

 

WEEK 3: PURPOSE, MEANING & FEELING

Learn how to speak or perform with more focus, meaning and feeling.

 

WEEK 4: PRESENCE, OPENNESS & CONNECTION 

Learn how to enhance your ‘presence’ and better connect with your audience.

 

WEEK 5: MOVEMENT, GESTURE & PSYCHO-PHYSICAL CONNECTION 

Learn how movement can trigger feelings of ease, power and openness. 

 

WEEK 6: IMAGINATION, ENDOWMENTS & ATMOSPHERE

Learn how a little imagination can go a long, long way.

 

WEEK 7: STORY ELEMENTS, STRUCTURES & PATTERNS

Learn how to craft and tell an interesting story.

 

WEEK 8: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

Practice applying technique on longer speeches, poems or dramatic speeches.



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.

Speech & Drama Lessons

Developing Skilled, Confident & Compelling Communicators & Performers