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Lynn Edmonstone - Acting Coach / Alexander Technique Teacher in London

Lynn Edmonstone Acting Coaches (West London)

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  • Professional Qualification BA Degree in Acting - East 15 Acting School, LCATT, Body Control Pilates, Stretch Therapy
  • Professional Qualification City & Guilds Teaching Course for Actors - Kensington & Chelsea College
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check CRB checked
  • Professional Membership Equity, STAT & Spotlight, REPS, BCPA
  • References References are available upon request

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Personal Message
I teach Pilates, The Alexander Technique and Stretch Therapy.
I teach acting and voice for professional actors, students in training or children. I am experienced with coaching for auditions.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
Pilates, The Alexander Technique & Stretch Therapy.
Acting, Voice, Audition Technique, Interview Skills.
Tell me about your qualifications.
BA in Acting – East 15 Acting School.
City & Guilds Teaching Course for Actors – Kensington & Chelsea College.
Screen Acting – International School of Screen Acting.
RADA – Accents & Dialects / Radio Technique.
Qualified as a teacher of The Alexander Technique from LCATT - The London Centre for Alexander Technique and Training in London.
Level 3 Pilates Matwork Instructor with Body Control Pilates. (Member of STAT, REPS and the Body Control Pilates Association).
Additional Pilates CPD:
Level 3 Pre & Postnatal Pilates
Level 3 Pilates for the Older Person
Level 3 Pilates for Bone Health - Osteoporosis / Osteopenia
Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer Rehab Specialist
Pilates with the Band, Swiss Ball, Small Ball & Circle and Foam Roller
Stretch Therapy Teacher (taught by Kit Laughlin)
What kind of experience do you have?
I teach Pilates at the main Body Control Pilates studio in Central London and supervise the Matwork students in training.
I cover teach at Elite Pilates Plus in Ealing, West London and I teach private clients in their home.
I combine several techniques dependant on what the client needs i.e. I utilise Pilates Matwork with small equipment alongside The Alexander Technique and Stretch Therapy when necessary.
I have specialised in teaching clients with Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.
I have Alexander Technique experience assisting at Arts Educational Drama School and City Lit.
I am a trained actress with professional experience in theatre, television, film and voice-overs. I have worked at most of the major theatres in Scotland. Screen work includes the feature film ‘The Inbetweeners’ and ‘2000 Acres of Skye’ for the BBC. Please see my website for more information i.e. showreel, reviews and biography. I held a post at Uxbridge College where I taught a weekly drama class for building confidence and communication skills. I have done many freelance workshops in various schools using Forum Theatre to explore relevant issues such as bullying and racism.
How much do you charge?
Prices vary depending on the location and whether it is a 1:1 or a duet.
A one hour session can range from £45-£80 per hour. Please call me to clarify how much your session would cost. (Discounts for booking 5 or 10 sessions can be arranged)
(If concessions are required for students or the unemployed, please ask me)

* Alexander Technique is slightly cheaper because sessions are only 45 minutes duration.
Where do you teach?
All areas of London i.e. Central London (WC), West London, North London, South London and East London. Ideally West London i.e. Notting Hill, Holland Park, Kensington, Ladbroke Grove, Chelsea, Hammersmith, Shepherds Bush. Usually I travel to clients homes or work from a venue in W11, Highbury and Islington or Covent Garden in Central London.
When are you available?
I'm flexible, please contact me to arrange a convenient time for both of us.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach all ages. Children and adults at all levels from amateur dramatics, drama students, the professional actor and all professions who may want to improve confidence and communication.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I am DBS checked and hold a current CPR certificate from Prime First Aid.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
Ideally I need to see clients in person but for certain areas on-line tutoring could work i.e. for presentation skills or interview preparation.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Equity, Spotlight and STAT - The Society of Teachers of The Alexander Technique.
REPS - The Register of Exercise Professionals and BCPA - Body Control Pilates Association.
Do you have a personal message for students?
To improve health and enhance one's fitness level, Pilates, The Alexander Technique and Stretch Therapy are the perfect combination to achieve a relaxed, self-aware, strong and flexible body which can improve your quality of life, performance at work or sports and also daily functional activities.

For acting, I find it most effective to incorporate body and voice techniques to assist both the actor and the general public with developing more confidence and stage presence whether it is for a professional performance, interview preparation, delivering presentations in business or developing better communication and confidence skills in order to live a more happy and fulfilled life. I am experienced with coaching for auditions, researching a role and being able to transform oneself to become that character.