This product includes One term four workshop by appointment only.
Each workshop includes: 3 hours private tuition, 20min phone consultation or progress tracking (including marking, resource sharing and assistance with applications).
Cost Per Workshop: $250
Workshop times: by apointment at:
Location: The Uniting Church Hall, Engadine
Workshop classes are targeted at senior students (AMEB Grade Six and above or 17+years) only. The term is structured to include three three-hour workshops and three 20 minute phone consultations. Each workshop will cover the appropriate content for three weeks of student learning. The student will then be expected to apply this learning independently by completing take home tasks (such as memorisation, past papers, essays, and exercises) and will be able to book up to three phone consultations across the course of the term to manage questions which arise between classes. Students should also expect to share work with their teacher between workshops for marking and progress tracking.
This type of private tuition allows you to work one on one with Anna Grace, the studio director and specialist AMEB Speech and Drama teacher. We tailor these workshops to meet each individual's needs. We consult with each student at the beginning of the term to confirm which program they will be pursuing. The appropriate programs for this type of learning are:
AMEB - Speech, Drama and Communication
Not only does our studio offer fun and supportive drama classes for kids, we also specialise in private tuition for children and adults alike, which is assessable under AMEB syllabuses. This opportunity allows students to train under AMEB qualified teachers, who have developed a refined knowledge of not only 'acting' as a general category, but of speech and voice production, theatrical text analysis and classical theatre.
Students who undertake this one-on-one tuition are able to complete both practical and written examinations, which provide them with qualifications up to Diploma level as well as rare feedback from professors of the Arts.
Public speaking is said to be most people's greatest fear. With the right training however, we can learn to not only master the art of public speaking, but to enjoy it! Communication is the number one most important life skill.
These classes will allow students to feel confident to articulate their ideas for friends and family, as well as to speak more formally in front of peers in the classroom or the workplace. Classes are tailored to suit the student and training is equally focused on the art of speech writing as it is on delivery.
It is easy to take our speech for granted, but the reality is that our tongue is a muscle and a knowledge of voice production can change the way we sound and speak. Poor speech habits can result from a variety of reasons, some more easily fixed than others. This class helps students to work on:
Articulation: to master sounds which the student may struggle with (for example, the 'th') and to gain greater control over the tongue.
Vocal tone: to achieve a well resonated voice that has richness and carrying power. This will allow students to reverse the effects of a faulty tone which may be caused, for example, by an excess of nasality.
Breathing: Breathing is central to all voice production. Students will learn to use the correct diaphragmatic intercostal breathing which facilitates greater lung capacity and control over air direction and flow.
Posture and relaxation: The voice is affected by holding either too little or too much tension in the body. It is important to correct posture and gain an awareness of the body.
The HSC is a stressful time for any student, requiring focus and dedication. With so much content to get through, sometimes students can miss work in class or not fully grasp a particular objective within the syllabus. With one-on-one tuition we can fill those gaps.
Each lesson is tailored to the student's needs and will give an equal focus to theory as well as practical work, as these are weighted equally. Committing to this tuition means that students are refining their text analysis, workshopping their essays and polishing their monologues on a weekly basis rather than leaving it all to the last minute.
Most importantly, these lessons offer students external support. Students can feel confident to ask questions they may be too shy to raise in class as teachers strive to motivate them and build their confidence.
Do you need help preparing for an audition? Auditions can be nerve racking at the best of times, but these classes can help you to feel ready for the 'big day'. Your teacher will guide you in your selection of performance material and help you to polish your theatrical works. We ensure that all of our students enter the audition space with the confidence and energy needed to help them feel proud of their performance, whatever the result.
Anna Grace - Director
Anna Grace - Senior Workshop