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Acting Coach/ Drama School Audition Tutor - Maanuv Thiara

Maanuv Thiara Drama School Auditions Coaches (South West London)

Maanuv Thiara Gold Member

  • Brixton (SW2) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 26 Apr 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Southwark, Wandsworth, Warwick & Leamington Spa, Westminster
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  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons) Bristol Old Vic Theatre School- Professional Acting
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS Checked
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Personal Message
I am a professional actor, who trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. I prepare students for Drama School auditions and LAMDA/RADA exams. I specialise in tailoring my teaching for any student's needs and have a high success rate.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Acting, RADA/LAMDA exam preparation, and Drama School Audition Preparation.

For Drama School auditions this will include, but not be limited to-
- Collaborative discussions on casting brackets and speeches that suit you
- Practical working of speeches.
- Verse speaking
- Voice work (inc. breath support, articulation, range, resonance etc)
- Suggested pre-audition vocal warm-ups
- Advice on speech choice
- Guidance on audition procedure
- Mock auditions and feedback

For Acting and RADA/LAMDA classes, content will rely on an individual students needs and focus, but all technique, as well as looking at practitioners and plays will be covered.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and gained a BA (Hons) in Professional Acting.

Since graduating last year, I have performed on the West End in Hamlet, featuring Andrew Scott and Juliet Stevenson, National Theatre (Winters Tale), West Yorkshire Playhouse (Trojan Horse), Orange Tree Theatre (Twelfth Night), Birmingham REP (Foundry), Bristol Old Vic (King Lear) as well as filming for the BBC (The Boy with the Topknot).

My continued and very current experience of being a professional performer makes my exceptionally placed to teach students at all levels and give an insight into the current state of the industry and Drama Schools.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have a wealth of teaching experience, teaching both groups and 1:1 tutoring. I have led a Youth Theatre Group, in which I directed plays and from that tutored people 1:1 for Drama School Auditions, with people since gaining places at GSA, Central, RADA, LAMDA and Bristol Old Vic.

During Drama School I led a youth group that taught Drama and Acting- ages 3-18, which gave me crucial experience of interacting with teachers, parents and students of all ages and adapting to their individual needs appropriately and successfully.
How much do you charge?
I charge £40 an hour, (inclusive of all travel, preparation, e-mail/telephone support, resources etc).

All classes are available for 1 hour, 1.5 and 2 hour sessions and discounts are available for group bookings.
Where do you teach?
I prefer to teach at your home, and am happy to travel for up to 50 mins across London at no extra charge.
I can, if preferred, arrange lessons at my own home with prior arrangement - though it is not always possible.
When are you available?
Any day of the week, weekdays before 6 are preferable.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach ages 13+.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
RADA/ LAMDA exams, Drama School entry, GCSE Drama
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up-to-date DBS, and can provide this on request.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Equity and Spotlight.
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School- where I gained a BA (Hons) in Acting, National Youth Theatre of Great Britain, Foundations Youth Theatre under Jane Gurnett (RSC, NT, ITV and West End).