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I'm Leigh Stevenson, a fully qualified, CRB'd drama, LAMDA, London College of Music (LCM) and ABRSM Music teacher and private tutor with more than twenty years teaching experience! I have taught in over 40 different educational institutions, across London, Hertfordshire and beyond ranging from Musical Theatre Course Coordinator at The Arts Educational School, Tring Park to a successful Head of Drama post in Harpenden. Herts
A-level Drama £35.00/hr
Drama (general) £28.00/hr
Drama School Auditions £30.00/hr
Essay Writing £35.00/hr
GCSE Drama £30.00/hr
LAMDA/ RADA Exams £30.00/hr
Vocal Coaching £30.00/hr
Which subject(s) do I teach?
Subjects taught include: LAMDA GCSE Drama A Level Theatre Studies Singing KS2 / 3 Music
B.Ed Drama and Spoken Language (Central School of Speech and Drama 1995) 1 Yr Postgraduate Musical Theatre Course (Mountview Drama School) Grade 1-7 (Piano) ABRSM
What kind of experience do I have?
More than twenty years teaching: Most recent schools include: Barnfield South Academy, Luton St. Mary's Farnham Royal Primary School. Westfield Technology School Iver Village Junior School Beechwood School, Slough Whitefield School, Brent Cross Hatch End High School St Mary's Farnham Royal C E Combined Iver Village Junior School William Harding Combined School Stokenchurch Primary School Misbourne School Hatch End High School Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe Windor Girls Grammar Hatch End High School 10 years of teaching at Stagecoach Drama, ESTA, various youth theatres and within theatre for young people.
How much do I charge?
I charge between £25-£30 per hour, depending on location (adding another £5 for travel anywhere over an hour's journey or outside the M25). I have a car and can travel. I always offer a first trial lesson free of charge to ensure that the relationship and the subject being studied is right between student and teacher. Special discounts are available for OAP's (£10 per lesson).
NB. I charge a full daily rate for any cancellations with less than 24 hours notice.
Where do I teach?
I live in Camden Town, NW1. I am happy to travel to you, depending on requirements of the lesson. For Drama lessons I would generally need a large ish clear space. For music or singing lessons I will require a piano or keyboard to be present if I teach at your home. I have a car and am willing to travel to most places within and just beyond the M25 (Please see additional pricing policy above). I can also teach from home.
When am I available?
I have excellent availability and I am generally available during week days (both during and after school hours), as well as some Sundays. If I am ever not available, I will ALWAYS re-schedule lessons to suit you.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach from age 5+ years up to adults and the elderly. (Please specify if you are or have a gifted and talented student or if there are any special considerations such as mobility issues etc)
Which qualifications do I prepare my students for?
LAMDA Drama / Musical Theatre Exams (Group or Solo) London College of Music Musical Theatre Exams Drama School Auditions Piano Grades 1-5
Do I have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have a full and current CRB through 'Teach In', my current Supply Teaching Agency based in Clarendon Road, Watford, Herts.
Do I belong to any professional organisations?
National Union of Teachers (NUT) - Member since 1995
Actors Equity Musician's Union
Where and with whom did I train?
Central School of Speech and Drama /Mountview Drama School
Sarah Hay - Sarabande Music School (Watford)
About some of my current students.
I am currently teaching 12 singing students and taking them through their LCM Musical Theatre Exams, Grades 1-8 and have three drama school audition students, Through The Tutor Pages I have taken on six new LAMDA students since Jan 2014 and also been employed by Italia Conti School to teach LAMDA Drama exams to their students too.
A personal message for my potential students.
I am a genuine and personable teacher from whom you will receive a high standard of personal tuition, a thorough and up to date subject knowledge and several years of professional tuition and teaching experience.
Leigh is not only a real expert in his teaching knowledge and application, but has developed such a good rapport with my kids that they always look forward to their LAMDA lessons with him. So far, all three of my children have achieved nothing but Merits and Distinctions for their exams, which, in no small measure, is directly attributable to Leigh's dedication and hard work.
- Surina and Sham Treon - Moor Park
I have worked with a few different tutors, but Leigh has a way of making me learn in a much more intelligent, fun and practical way without being patronizing and is always making me laugh and enjoy his lessons.
- Akash - Harrow
Such a talent. Leigh offers us drama, piano and singing lessons and is never at a loss for making each subject lively and thoroughly engaging. We have seen cinsiderable improvement in our son's confidence to stand up and perform un front of a crowd and his examination successes have been outstanding. Thank you Leigh.
- Anita and Pierre Crompton-Roberts - Primrose Hill
210b CAMDEN HIGH STREET
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