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Voice, Accent & Dialect, Acting & Drama School Entry Coach - Abi Lumb

Abi Lumb Elocution/ Accent Reduction Tutor (East London)

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  • Bow (E3)
  • Last Logged In: 10 Sep 2017
  • Sex: Female
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  • Can Travel To: City of London, Greenwich, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Newham, Southwark
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  • Professional Qualification BA (Hons) Drama: 2:1 Lancaster Univerisity
  • Professional Qualification MA Professional Voice Practice: Birmingham School of Acting
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check DBS checked
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
Hi, I'm Abi and I'm a voice coach. If you're looking to develop new and existing skills in voice, or just to enhance and sharpen your communication skills, I can help provide invaluable tools, techniques and support for you to achieve your goal.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach:
Accent and Dialect
Voice into Text
Accent Reduction
Public Speaking and Communication Skills
Tell me about your qualifications.
MA in Professional Voice Practice from Birmingham School of Acting
BA (Hons) Drama from Lancaster University
What kind of experience do you have?
I am currently Associate Lecturer in Voice at various institutions: Manchester School of Theatre (Manchester Metropolitan University), ALRA South and St.Mary's University in Twickenham. I have also provided voice workshops at The Bridge Theatre Training Company, Giles Foreman Centre for Acting, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

I teach all aspects of voice: Accent and Dialect work (speech and articulation work, R.P and various other accents), Practical Voice (teaching warm up progressions and how to use the voice correctly for performance) and voice into text (Shakespearean Verse)

I have been the voice and accent coach on various productions coaching professional actors

I was an actress for ten years previous to training in voice: I performed in various national No1 tours and in the West End. I played the lead in an Olivier award nominated production.
How much do you charge?
I charge £60 p/h per person.
I charge £6 for travel on top of that if you would like me to come to your home.
Where do you teach?
I teach at home in Mile End & in my studio in Covent Garden at the weekend. I can travel to locations zone 1-3 within London.
Highbury and Islington, Camden, Shoreditch, Hackney, Dalston, Bow, Liverpool St, Stratford, Canary Wharf, Lewisham, Greenwich, Central London
When are you available?
I am available Mon-Fri 09.00-17.00 from June 2017 in Mile End
Saturdays 9-1 in Covent Garden.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach any age! 2-100!
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Drama School Auditions
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can coach via skype if required.
Where and with whom did you train?
Birmingham School of Acting
Tell me about some of your current students.
I teach a range of students from foundation through to postgraduate students
I teach students wishing to get into drama school
I coach professionals