LAMDA LESSONS NOW ON ZOOM!
Due to the current situation regarding Covid, I have moved all lessons online. They're proving a real hit with pupils and parents. I do have some spaces left from Autumn 2020. Remember, you can be one of my pupils from anywhere in the world as long as you're able to connect to Zoom or Teams or Skype. Groups welcome (plus its cheaper!) Contact me for details.
With set poems included on the LAMDA syllabus and chosen for International Festivals, my work is regularly performed all over the world.
I am also a qualified and very experienced Speech and Drama teacher who can teach your child with Zoom or come to your school.
All Examining Boards taught.
Children! Good luck from me if you are learning to recite my poems for an exam/performance. Below are just a few of my poems published in various anthologies. And so you have everything you need to know for the exam in one place:
A few things about me for when your Examiner asks: Fun Fact 1: I always wrote stories and poems as a child. I had my first poem published when I was 10. Fun Fact 2: I love all green vegetables, even Brussel sprouts! Fun Fact 3: I once touched one of The Queen's ballgowns on display at Buckingham Palace. I really shouldn't have, I know, and they were quite polite when they told me off....! Fun Fact 4: I also write plays and stories and will have my own collection of poetry for children 7-11 published with Otter-Barry Books in 2022!
A Star Called Christa
There is an asteroid named Christa
And a crater on the moon
In memory of a teacher
Who lost her life too soon.
Christa was so excited
To have won the coveted place
The first U.S. civilian
To venture into space
Millions of children watched in schools
Millions of children cried
As seventy-three seconds after launch
The dream that was hers had died
There must be a star called Christa
A star that will never die
Beaming a ray of love and hope
To dreamers like you and I.
(In Memory of Christa McAuliffe who died on the Challenger Space Shuttle Mission on January 28th 1986. Chosen by James Carter and Brian Moses for 'Space Out' published by Bloomsbury)
How NOT to Impersonate your Mum on the Telephone
The worst day of the week
Mum refused to write a note
I practised in the mirror
The facial expression
That high pitched screeching whine
'My Benjamin is so ill today!'
'My Benjamin has such a fever!"
I looked like Mum
I sounded like Mum
I was Mum!
Picked up the telephone...
Dialled the number...
Deep breath and...
This is my Mum speaking!"
(Chosen by Joshua Seigal and published in 'I Bet I Can Make You Laugh' by Bloomsbury)
Monday built our Snowman
Sitting proud and fat
Tuesday gave him a football scarf
And the warmest woolly hat
Wednesday gave him his button eyes
Thursday a carrot nose
Friday gave him sticks for arms
And Saturday more clothes
But Sunday gave bad weather
The sky began to cry
Sunday took our Snowman
We never said goodbye.
(Chosen by Brian Moses for 'Poems about The Seasons'
Published by Wayland)
Rough and smooth and shiny ones,
Long and thin and tiny ones
Dust off the sand!
Wash them in the sea!
A bucket full of memories
Coming home with me.
(Published in 'Poems about the Seaside'
Chosen by Brian Moses. Wayland.)