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Acting & Elocution Coach in Milton Keynes, Bucks - James Percy-Smith

James Percy-Smith Acting Coaches (Milton Keynes)

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  • Newport Pagnell (MK16) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 12 Jun 2018
  • Sex: Male
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  • Can Travel To: Aylesbury Vale, Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, South Northamptonshire, Wellingborough
Contact Me
  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons) Acting - Italia Conti Academy / Foundation in Performance - Drama Centre London
  • Professional Qualification Founder of Big Bold Youth CIC
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Enhanced DBS Check / First Aid Trained
  • Professional Membership Equity
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
5 Stars - "I can not possibly recommend James Percy-Smith any higher!". James is an experienced private tutor in acting (incl. drama school auditon preparation & LAMDA) and elocution (incl. pubic speaking & accent reduction).
Which subject(s) do you teach?
✔︎ Acting Technique
✔︎ LAMDA Examinations
✔︎ Monologues
✔︎ Audition Preparation
✔︎ Drama School Applications
✔︎ Drama & Theatre Studies

✔︎ Articulation/Diction
✔︎ Accent Work
✔︎ Public Speaking
✔︎ Communication
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have always had a love for languages, having partially grown up in the South West of France and going on to train for four years in theatre, screen and radio acting at Drama Centre London and Italia Conti Academy in London.
What kind of experience do you have?
I have had a passion for teaching for over 9 years, starting at the Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre in Guildford, where I taught as an Assistant Leader. I went on to set up my own youth theatre in Dorking for fellow students at my school. After four years of training at two of London's top drama schools, I set up Big Bold Youth, a not-for-profit organisation with the aim of creating platform for young people to enjoy drama that is both affordable and accessible. Since then, the company has run various workshops across the country, and now run two performing art schools in Surrey and Buckinghamshire. I began teaching privately in 2016 and over the last three years, have taught students both in and outside the UK.
How much do you charge?
I offer a free 15 minute phone or Skype consulation which can booked at I also offer 50% off for initial sessions. After, my rate is £35 per hour.
Where do you teach?
I offer the following options for private tuition:

In-House: I usually teach from my office based in the centre of Milton Keynes.
Your Home: Can't travel to my office? I am also able to travel to your home, up to a 30 miles radius outside Milton Keynes [Limited Availability]
Online: Can't travel to my office and outside the 30 mile radius? I also teach online via Skype. All you need is a good internet connection and a webcam.

I currently have clients in:

Milton Keynes
When are you available?
My working hours are as follows:

Monday-Friday: 09:00-21:00
Saturday-Sun: 09:00-18:00

You can see my full availability by visit
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have taught students from the age of 4 up to late 60s.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I am able to prepare students for LAMDA examinations as well as drama school auditions.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I generally prefer to teach students via Skype, but I am also able to complete sessions via Facetime and other video conferencing software.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Where and with whom did you train?
I trained at Drama Centre London for 1 year, followed by 3 years at Italia Conti Academy where I gained my BA (Hons) in Acting.
Tell me about some of your current students.
I currently teach a wide range of students, both in the UK and internationally, looking at a variety of subjects including accent reduction, public speaking and acting.
Do you have a personal message for students?
I tailor each lesson depending on a student's personal learning style and specific needs. Whatever level of experience, I enjoy helping students reach their potential, and like them to walk away after each lesson with a feeling of accomplishment. Before a student's first lesson, I always find out a little bit about their experience, their aims and goals which allow me to create a personalised plan for their initial session. I can also provide reports for parents every quarter with regards to student's progress.