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John Payton - Singing/ Acting Teacher in Southend

John Payton Acting Coaches (Southend on Sea)

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  • Professional Qualification BA Theatre, Lancaster University
  • Professional Qualification Post Grad Directing Diploma & Associate London College of Music
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Interested in learning from a top West End Director/Performer? I am a passionate, highly skilled teacher having worked across the UK and Internationally with 17 years of experience and expertise in the industry.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
* Acting
* Singing
* LAMDA examination preparation
* Speech and Drama
* Professional Career advice
* Public Speaking & Communication

Offering private classes in:
• Musical Theatre
• Singing
• Acting
• Speech and Drama
• Communication
Tell me about your qualifications.
BA Theatre, Lancaster University, 1996-1999.

Post Graduate Diploma in Directing, Court Theatre, London, 2000

Associateship of the London College of Music, 2001
What kind of experience do you have?
I have 17 years of working professionally in the theatre and entertainment industry as a performer, director, producer and casting director.

I have performed on London's West End and toured nationally and internationally in musicals and plays.

I have directed over sixty major theatre productions (plays/musicals/pantomimes) for a variety of companies and theatres in the UK, America, Bermuda, Dubai and the Middle East.

I have taught at many of London's Theatre Schools and have 16 years of experience in teaching students of all ages in acting and singing.
How much do you charge?
I charge £30 per hour for 1 to 1 classes in my studio. I can offer a discount for shared classes of no more than 2 students at a time at £50 per hour (£10 discount). I offer discounts for block bookings of 8 classes or over.
Where do you teach?
I teach in a lovely purpose built garden studio at my family home in Rayleigh, Essex. I live near Southend-on-Sea, Basildon, Hockley, Hullbridge, Rochford, Chelmsford, Benfleet and Wickford. It is just 45 minutes from London Liverpool Street train station.
When are you available?
Weekdays until 8pm

Weekends until 3pm

School Holidays
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach ages 7 upwards and all ages above. I teach beginner, intermediate and advanced students.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
LAMDA acting and speech examinations.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can tutor acting, singing and communication online via SKYPE.