Communication is so important in every aspect of life and to be able to speak clearly and be understood is an integral part of that. Instilling some basic good habits in children can go a long way and in turn increase their confidence.
This is relevant at all stages of life – school interviews, job interviews, auditions, public speaking, debating, making speeches and presentations. First impressions are vital – and I know how impressed I am when someone, of any age, looks me in the eye when they speak to me and are eloquent and engaging.
I teach the following LAMDA syllabi –
The Speaking of Verse and Prose
Pupils learn to develop a strong speaking voice and memory skills based on poetry and prose, alongside relative theory – designed for individual candidates. From Introductory Level to Grade 8 (Gold Medal)
Speaking in Public
Pupils learn to develop essential skills for constructing and delivering talks, presentations and speeches – designed for individual candidates. From Entry Level to Grade 8 (Gold Medal)
Reading for Performance
Pupils learnt how to construct a performance recital – designed for individual candidates. From Entry Level to Grade 8 (Gold Medal)
Pupils learn to develop a strong speaking voice and memory skills by learning and performing monologues and duologues – designed for solo or duologue performances. From Entry Level to Grade 8 (Gold Medal)