How Do LAMDA Lessons Work?

LAMDA; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, is the top rated qualifying body for Acting examinations, as well as being an internationally recognised Drama school.

Taught by our Founder, Olivia Gardiner, these lessons are a step by step guide on learning to perform through the LAMDA examination model, something key to many young performers in the progression of their training and career.

We offer both communication (Verse and Prose, reading for performance and public speaking) and Performance (Acting) tuition for all ages 6+. The tutor will provide training guiding them in voice skills such as projection and articulation, physicality, movement and knowledge as well as performance skills all in line with the LAMDA criteria.

The number of lessons each child needs to be entered in to exams differs, however LAMDA advise around 20 guided learning hours for Entry Level exams and 90 hours for Level 3 and above.

Our one to one LAMDA lessons are 60 minutes long and take place at the student’s home or online via Zoom. This is to be determined on a case by case basis.

The first lesson will be used to assess that ability and needs of your child. You will then be advised which grade will be suitable for your child and we will begin preparing for their exam.

What are LAMDA Exams?

LAMDA is an Ofqual-recognized awarding organisation offering qualifications in Speech and Drama.

LAMDA qualifications can be transferred throughout Europe as part of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) and LAMDA’s Level 3 qualifications can contribute towards UCAS points.

LAMDA exams are suitable for all abilities and ages.

Exams can be taken at 5 Levels:

Introductory Examinations
Entry Level
Level 1: Grades 1, 2, & 3
Level 2: Grades 4 & 5
Level 3: Grade 6, 7 & 8 (Bronze, Silver and Gold)

Whether your child decides to become an actor or take another path in life, LAMDA exams will give them the communication skills they’ll need to flourish at school, in further education, and in their future career, they will develop lifelong skills to help them reach their full potential.

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