Drama Teaching, Presentation Skills and Building Confidence
Where do the lessons take place?
Do young people need to have any past experience of drama to join your groups?
How many young people are there in a group?
Can parents see a performance of the LAMDA exam pieces?
How often would my son or daughter take a LAMDA performance exam?
How long is a session?
What are the advantages of working in small groups as opposed to individually?
My son/daughter has a fear of speaking/presenting in front of other people. Can you help?
Yes! 90% of the adult population shares this fear! Children and young people can overcome this fear through LAMDA drama work in the following very practical ways:
- Understanding how their voice and breathing work
- Learning new skills that will improve their voice, give it more power and clarity and give them more control over it
- Understanding and improving their use of body language, including eye contact, posture and gesture
- Performing twice a year, once in front of a LAMDA examiner and once to a parent, friends and family audience
- Through all of these they can greatly increase their confidence
Many good speakers feel nervous but are able to control and channel that nervous energy. This is often what makes them excellent communicators. Learning how to feel confident with this energy is essentially the same, regardless of the many and varied situations young people find themselves in; for example presenting to a class or debating society, a job interview, audition or speech.
Why are vocal development and improving presentation skills important?
How do you describe what you do?
What specific skills training do you provide?
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.”