Drama Teaching, Presentation Skills and Building Confidence
Gerald Cox Dip Performing Arts RSA Dip TEFL MCSE
Gerald originally trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London where he did a three year course in the Performing Arts. He worked as a professional actor for several years in television, theatre and radio.
After re-training in the IT industry he became a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He worked for ten years in the IT world for companies such as Reuters and Microsoft presenting Networking and software IT training courses all over Europe and the Middle East. He also worked as a Drama Adjudicator for Drama Festivals in the United Kingdom and in Hong Kong.
Since then Gerald has been teaching LAMDA Drama courses in schools and in a private practice. He also works as a Voice Coach and Presentation Skills Trainer with individuals and companies. A great variety of professional people consult him to improve their confidence and public speaking skills. If you wish to visit his adult coaching website it is www.devonvoicecoach.co.uk.
With the greatly increased interest in poetry during the pandemic a friend (Paul Godden Artist and Web Designer) and I have been working on a new project called Listen to Poetry. Currently we have over 160 recordings of poems and prose from more than 60 poets and writers on the website. We have included lots of poems for children and also out of copyright GCSE and A’ Level English syllabus poems. We hope to encourage people of all ages to listen to poetry more. You can find the site here: www.listentopoetry.com
Lucia Fausset BA (HONS) PGCE
Lucia trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, where she did a degree and teacher training in Drama and Education. She worked as a professional actress for a number of years in television and theatre. Lucia had her own theatre company and youth theatre clubs, for which she cast, produced and directed shows. She created and performed in educational theatre, running workshops for schools around the country.
Lucia has taught drama in schools for many years, including Years One to Eleven. She has taught curriculum drama, directed shows and prepared a lot of young people for LAMDA exams. She has also taught GCSE Drama. She has prepared pupils to compete in verse and acting at arts festivals and for The English Speaking Board exams. Lucia has also worked privately teaching speech and drama, presentation and public speaking skills and voice production.
Rosie – Year 10
“I have been doing LAMDA exam work for 4 years, and I feel that it has improved my confidence a lot. I just got 75 UCAS points for a Distinction in my Grade 8 Acting exam.”
Mr Nigel Home; Head Master, Bendarroch School
“Gerald is a very gifted, very energetic, very inspirational teacher, greatly liked and respected by all at our school teachers, pupils and their parents.”
Stuart – Year 11
“LAMDA has helped me gain confidence in my acting and my singing, through vocal exercises and character analysis. I enjoy LAMDA greatly.”
Parent – Harbertonford
“Our daughter has been taught by Gerald and Lucia from Year 5 to Year 10. She has recently achieved Grade 6 Acting but the benefits extend beyond the grades. Drama lessons have enhanced her confidence at all levels. I would recommend LAMDA drama lessons to all.”