As you will see from this website Jo has over twenty years experience in the performing arts and loves nothing more than sharing her wealth of knowledge. She loves helping others to find their voice, gain self-confidence and freedom of expression. No two workshops or 1-2-1 sessions are the same as the focus changes depending on the group or individual specific needs. There will be laughter, playfulness, honesty and challenges to get you out of your comfort zone. She is a member of Equity, Spotlight, IMDb and is an NLP Master Practitioner. Click here for details.
Workshops and 1-2-1 sessions in person or via Zoom on the following topics:
Public Speaking *
*Jo teaches the LAMDA syllabus so you also have the option to gain graded qualifications in Acting or Public Speaking. Whether you want to take exams to add to you CV or just learn and have fun, Jo will put together bespoke sessions that will meet your specific needs. Simply complete the form below to arrange a no obligation chat to discuss working together.
1-2-1 online half day (4hrs) super sessions £150pp or £50ph per weekly session
In person group workshops £150pp weekends from 10-4pm (minimum 10 participants)
NB: If you have specific scheduling requirements get in touch and we'll work out convenient times for your needs.
What are LAMDA Exams?
The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art is a world leading drama school and exam provider. The exams Jo teaches are split into Communication Exams eg Public Speaking and Performance Exams eg Acting.
These exams encourage learners of all ages (so far their youngest student was 3 the oldest 86) to develop a love of literature, poetry & drama which inevitably improves communication skills and general confidence levels.
Exams are open to all and there is no requirement to begin at Entry Level. You may be looking to gain conﬁdence in performance, wish to communicate more efficiently and effectively at work, college or socially – or perhaps simply looking to shake things up with a new challenge. Exams can be completed in any order, although it’s necessary to ensure you are entered at the correct level and scene selections choices, when teaching children, are age-appropriate.
LAMDA is Ofqual recognised and therefore is an actual ‘qualiﬁcation’ and can be taken at four levels:
Level 1 – LAMDA Grades 1, 2 & 3
Level 2 – LAMDA Grades 4 & 5
Level 3 – LAMDA Grades 6, 7 & 8 (Bronze, Silver & Gold Medal Level)
There are also Introductory LAMDA Exams for young performers who are taking their very ﬁrst steps in memorising, reciting and communicating.
For ease below are some examples of equivalent qualiﬁcations:
LAMDA Entry Level – Entry Level Functional Skills
LAMDA Level 1 – NVQ Level 1, BTEC Level 1
LAMDA Level 2 – GCSE, Higher Diploma
LAMDA Level 3 – AS & A Level, BTEC National
LAMDA Medal level exams carry UCAS Points which will beneﬁt university applications. For example a Grade 8 result at Distinction level, carries 30 UCAS Points.
Employers will often look for Drama/LAMDA on a CV as it demonstrates excellent communication skills, team work, conﬁdence & creativity.
LAMDA qualiﬁcations will help you to ‘market' yourself at interviews and will indicate your abilities to communicate, listen and interact at a professional level.
Of course there's no pressure to take any exams at all. You can simply chose to take part for a confidence boost and some fun!