I also found the tutoring for my GCSE final performance very useful, as Katharine showed me the power and skill required to work well with other performers; something which is applicable both to the stage and to life in general. Recently, during my gap year, I have been lucky enough to assist her in some of her classes and witness first-hand the care and dedication she gives to her teaching. Katharine really strives to ensure each child feels special and thrive in her classes. She does this by discussing things with the children without patronising or babying them, thus making them feel capable of deeper and more profound understanding. It is amazing to see children leave her classes inspired by their own creativity."
I started drama with her when I was five and stayed until the end of primary school. I looked forward to her lessons every week and always left them with the feeling of endless possibilities and creativity. Her lessons were hugely exciting.
I did work experience with Katharine when I was 16 and was continually amazed by her energy and enthusiasm. I began to realise what a difficult and challenging job it is and how talented she is at getting people to forget their inhibitions and use their own natural creative impulse.
She then helped prepare me for my A-level drama monologue. She completely transformed it from something average into an A-grade piece of work. I am currently studying popular music with a large performance element at Goldsmiths, University of London. Katharine helped build my confidence as a performer and taught me to trust my creative instinct. "
In the advanced classes Katharine teaches established acting techniques which give the young people confidence, and solid platforms from which to perform and present. Katharine's classes are the highlight of my daughter's week and I cannot recommend them highly enough.
As these classes are not part of a franchised drama class offering, the benefits are that the children have the freedom to input into the class content, the opportunity to choose their own direction and create their own works which they find very exciting and enjoyable. These classes are inclusive and welcoming to all."