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Parties & Private Tuition


Sometimes your child may need a little more support so we offer one on one sessions in singing, music, dance and acting. Private tuition is a great way for students to work at their own pace and receive specialised tuition, working on the needs of the individual. This could be towards a LAMDA exam, an audition or simply to help improve communication and speech skills. We have had several successful applicants win their drama school scholarships! Lessons can be taken online or in person to allow flexibility.


Please email Emma for more information.


We are now offering bespoke 1:1 sessions focusing on specific coaching for speech related problems. 

Elana has been teaching with Gems for over nine years as a Drama and Singing teacher and Holiday Club leader. She’s a theatre actor, having worked on the West End and National Tours including Miss Saigon, 39 Steps and Witness for the Prosecution. Elana works with individuals who have low to moderate phonological disorders and articulation errors. CELTA certified, she has also taught English as a Foreign Language for over ten years, with a particular interest in pronunciation. 


Training: Central School of Speech & Drama (BA Hons. Acting); MGH IHP (Speech Language Pathology); Waikato University, NZ (CELTA). 


“Having worked alongside speech and language therapists at schools across South East London, I have seen first-hand how brief the contact time with a speech therapist can be. Your child may need a little extra support with their speech/articulation to improve confidence and communication skills, whether they have started seeing a therapist or not. Sessions are interactive, fun and engaging with easy-to-replicate activities to practice at home. "


We would love to come and help run your child's birthday party!

Themes include: Pop Stars, Frozen, Pirates, Musicals, Animals...

We create and tailor each party to the child and their special occasion. Please email Emma and we would be happy to put a birthday package together!

Children in Classroom
Tap Dance Class

"I’m delighted to tell you she was offered a drama scholarship at St Dunstan's.  We’re thrilled for her and very proud. So, thank you again and we realise her achievements are a direct result of her coming to Gems from an early age and developing a love for drama, so thank you for providing such a fantastic facility and school" - Parent 2023

Girl at the Pediatrician

" I remember bringing you a less than verbal four year old with loads of processing and sensory issues and you have helped us turn him into a confident, highly verbal, charismatic child with a heightened sense of drama!  Your patience and dedication has made a profound difference to his character and ability." - Parent 2020

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