Acting and Musical Theatre Singing coaching for exam and drama school preparation.
Our weekly private LAMDA classes in Acting and Musical Theatre coach students for exams and drama school preparation. Classes take place in both Guildford and Bognor Regis.
Outstanding exam results at all levels with 100% of Shine Timers gaining Distinctions at Grade 8! Shine Time holds a 100% pass rate.
Selected Shine Timers are given the opportunity to compete in a variety of music and dance festivals achieving exceptional results winning 1st places at all levels.
Our private Shine Timers are also invited to perform in our yearly Private Showcase at a professional theatre in Guildford.
Classes are held at:
Classes are held in Central Guildford and at Art of Dance & Fitness (ADF) in Bognor Regis from 4.00 – 9.00pm Monday – Fridays
100% pass rate with the majority of Shine Timers gaining Distinctions
13-year-old Monty Hawkins gains 100% Distinction for Grade 8 LAMDA Acting solo examination. Record-breaking!
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Tutorials are structured to enable students to find their natural singing voice and we encourage them to explore a variety of genres of music through song. We only have one voice and we need to look after it. Therefore, our classes carefully develop technique through warm up and exercise before we proceed to song preparation and acting through song. Examinations can be taken for those students who we feel are ready to undertake musical theatre examinations.
Take a look at our Drama school preparation classes. This class is an excellent choice for many of our students, who are 16 years plus and are looking to gain a place at a Drama School and want to pursue a career in the performance industry. We offer guidance with drama school applications, audition materials and interview techniques throughout these classes.
Shine Timers have gained scholarships for TOP LEADING DRAMA SCHOOLS!
Laura's lessons are always fun and she gives honest feedback so I know how to improve every week. I love Shine Time and LAMDA so much.
Laura has worked miracles with Olivia. She has gone from a child who would not speak in front of a class to now performing solo LAMDA pieces at festivals, gaining trophies! Laura has instilled so much confidence in her, and Liv always looks forward to her lessons with Laura.
Laura has a unique talent to enable each child to find their own voice in each monologue and song. Thank you Laura!! The children have performed in summer schools, showcases, festivals and performances and had enormous fun - and a few trophies on the way! These experiences have built their confidence in themselves and Laura has enabled them to shine!!
I did LAMDA acting grades with Laura, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to everyone!! She is funny, patient, kind and excels in inspiring us to do our best. Teaching comes so naturally to her. The Shine Time showcases have always been a highlight as well, and they made me excited for the speeches to come. Laura has been wonderful to me and my family, and I am so grateful to her!
All three of my children have enjoyed LAMDA lessons with Laura, having signed up 8 years ago! She has drawn out the actor in them all and inspired and encouraged them to reach their full potentials, and thanks to her they have gained almost all distinctions! In fact, one of my children was awarded 100% in his Grade 8 solo acting at 13!
I had never done any acting until I started LAMDA lessons with Laura when I was 7. I found memorising the speeches really hard at first but Laura had a way of helping me believe in myself and give it a good go. So despite having dyslexia, I’ve finished the LAMDA solo acting exams and am taking the musical theatre and Shakespeare exams and am considering acting as a profession! Thank you, Laura, for seeing something in me that I didn’t know was there!
I love my drama and musical theatre lessons with Laura. Even though I have dyspraxia and find the theory really hard she gives me plenty of time to learn everything and makes it fun! Thank you Laura!
Seeing Joseph progress over time with Shine Time's guidance is a delight to watch. We've watched him mature as an actor, singer and overall performer. Since starting he's been in recording workshops, stage shows, festivals and LAMDA exams. it is an opportunity of a life time that anyone would benefit from.
Ever since starting Shine Time my confidence, success and skills have skyrocketed. Shine Time has allowed me to achieve 4 Distinctions and counting. The family atmosphere is incredible, you'll never find a place like it. Thank you for everything.
I was in the Railway Children, London West End for three months and it was an amazing experience. I have also done a couple of short films which were really good fun.
Both of my children have been at Shine Time for several years and do Musical Theatre and Private LAMDA and singing classes. They both love it and their confidence has grown so much. Shine Time has given them so many amazing opportunities.