Speech and Drama Training



What is speech and drama training?

Speech and drama skills are incredibly useful in our careers and everyday lives. Speech and drama skills help us to educate, persuade, entertain, encourage, inspire and enlighten each other. Sadly, these skills are often underdeveloped in many people. That's where we come in. Our speech and drama lessons help become more confident and compelling communicators and performers.

 

At it's essential core, speech and drama training is about the artistic expression, communication, and performance of a story or idea. Speech training develops our ability to communicate through spoken words, while drama training focuses on developing our ability to bring stories to life for people through performance. Speech arts and dramatic arts are ancient, powerful, and evocative art forms that bring tremendous beauty, depth, and richness to our lives.


Benefits of Speech and Drama Training

You will develop your:

  • Confidence
  • Creativity
  • Imagination
  • Expressiveness
  • Voice
  • Posture
  • Memory
  • Comprehension
  • Concentration
  • Knowledge of literature
  • Reading skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving skills
  • Writing skills
  • Interpretation skills
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening skills
  • Performance skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Team skills
  • Self awareness
  • Self esteem
  • Perception
  • Empathy
  • Influence
  • Breathing
  • Articulation
  • Spatial awareness
  • Situational awareness


Why learn speech and drama?

Our training is ideal for anyone who wants to improve their communication and performance skills. Learners build a practical and useful skill set that can be applied in a variety of ways including:

  • presentations
  • speeches
  • interviews
  • lectures
  • sermons
  • conferences
  • readings
  • announcements
  • meetings
  • forums
  • negotiations
  • debates
  • hearings
  • trials
  • auditions
  • plays
  • film
  • t.v
  • radio
  • improv
  • stand-up / sketch comedy
  • podcasts
  • broadcasts
  • storytelling
  • spoken word
  • poetry recitals, etc.


Who is it for?

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



What will I learn about?

We will explore:

  • Physical, Vocal and Emotional Expression
  • Performance Relaxation Techniques
  • Improvisation
  • Acting
  • Speaking Verse and Prose
  • Speeches
  • Audience Engagement
  • Storytelling
  • Reading for Performance
  • Language
  • Speechwriting
  • Interviews
  • Atmosphere
  • Performance Practice

What makes us unique?

  • 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 8 people) so you get ample practice and attention.

Our Approach

Our 5 principles:

Explore

Learn about something by trying it.

Express

Clearly say what you think or mean.

Connect

Form a relationship or rapport.

Engage

Attract and hold people's attention.

Inspire

Create a feeling or urge in people to do something.



Training Options

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

Private Lessons

  • Personalized lessons
  • 1 hour sessions
  • At studio or at your home or work

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


Speech & Drama Training

Developing confident & compelling communicators & performers