Private Classes

New Mills - Private Classes

LAMDA Entry Grade-Grade 8

Acting

Our Acting Exam learners develop their vocal, physical and interpretive skills while they delve into characters and explore the background of dramatic texts. Alongside producing authentic performances of their chosen scenes, they also gain an understanding of the context and characters within them. 

Working through the grades takes our learners through the development of clear speaking and character portrayal to an understanding of a playwright’s style, the influence of theatre practitioners such as Stanislavski and a sensitive appreciation of subtext. 

LAMDA is recognised to award qualifications on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), in Wales by Qualifications Wales (QiW), and in Northern Ireland by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA). 

Musical Theatre

Our Musical Theatre learners develop their acting skills through song. They use vocal techniques to convey the right mood, and engage with the material to form a thoughtful interpretation of the song. 

As they progress through the grades, learners explore characterisation through monologues or duologues, which are performed in character and act as an introduction to their songs. They’ll also deepen their understanding of the history of musical theatre by performing songs from a range of eras, and by researching the work and influence of one of its composers or lyricists.

LAMDA is recognised to award qualifications on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), in Wales by Qualifications Wales (QiW), and in Northern Ireland by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA). 

Public Speaking

Speaking in Public exams prepare our learners for a task that daunts so many people. Learners write their own speeches, researching the topics, creating visual aids and presenting them from memory (although they can use notecards, if they prefer). 

As they progress through the grades they will develop the ability to speak clearly and project their voice for an audience. They’ll discover the techniques they require to engage an audience and to structure their speech effectively. 

At the higher graders, learners will be asked to create an impromptu speech with minimal preparation. 

LAMDA is recognised to award qualifications on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) in England by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual), in Wales by Qualifications Wales (QiW), and in Northern Ireland by the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA). 

Grade
Duration (per week)
Price (per week)
Exam Fee
Entry Grade
45 mins
£23
£40
Grade 1
45 mins
£23
£47
Grade 2
45 mins
£23
£50
Grade 3
45 mins
£23
£55
Grade 4
60 mins
£30
£65
Grade 5
60 mins
£30
£70
Grade 6
60 mins
£30
£95
Grade 7
60 mins
£30
£150
Grade 8
60 mins
£30
£150

Rockschool

Pop Vocals 

A Rockschool Vocal Grade will not only improve your singing ability, but expand your technical proficiency, grasp of music theory and appreciation of some of the most influential songs from the past five decades. As a student of music, you will improve your chances in auditions and competitions, whilst elevating your ability to write your own songs in the process.

Music Theory

Performance is a huge part of being a musician, but we believe it is a firm grasp of musical language that opens up the door to achieving your full potential. Our goal is to aid the development of articulate, accomplished musicians, and the Popular Music Theory resources have been specifically designed with this in mind.

Rockschool’s Theory Guidebooks are the ideal introduction to music theory for musicians, composers, students and teachers, designed for use with Rockschool’s theory exams, as study and teaching aids, or as standalone guides. Rockschool’s Popular Music Theory Syllabus is fully accredited and offers UCAS points at Grades 6, 7 and 8.

Music Production

Graded exams to provide aspiring producers and engineers with the most accessible music production graded syllabus.

On completion of a Rockschool Music Production grade, every pupil will own a wealth of technical, practical and theoretical knowledge that they can apply to real-world scenarios – whether it’s in audio production, electronic music production, mixing, editing, mastering or sound for media.

Piano / Keyboard

The Rockschool Piano & Keyboard syllabus’ are an essential resource for contemporary pianists and keyboard players. Created with the modern musician in mind, they equip all aspiring piano and keyboard players with the knowledge needed to confidently perform within the dynamic world of classic and popular music.

Subject Area
Duration (per week)
Price (per week)
Exam Fee
Popular Vocals
30 mins
£15
Paid on entry
Music Theory
30 mins
£15
Paid on entry
Music Production
30 mins
£15
Paid on entry
Piano/Keyboard
30 mins
£15
Paid on entry