I am a fully qualified teacher of Acting and English (Language and Literature). With vast teaching experience spanning over 35 years, I take pride in helping and empowering every student to reach their full potential. I believe in 'reaching for the stars without losing sight of your feet'.
My qualifications are BA (Hons), PGCE and LLAM (London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art). I teach age 5 to Adult, including GCSE and 'A' Level and am highly experienced in the teaching of LAMDA. Locally I operate in person but also teach Nationally and Internationally on the Zoom platform.
Whether you want to see your name in lights or simply want to build your self-confidence, I will customise and prepare each lesson/session according to your specific needs and aspirations. I always ensure each following lesson builds on the previous one. I am well-organised, dedicated and engaging. I will motivate you and quickly form a friendly and professional relationship. I encourage students to contact me in between sessions with an questions or concerns at no additional cost.
I am extremely passionate about teaching and aim to deliver enjoyable classes. I will do my best to get you where you want to be. Whether for your child or yourself, do get in touch to set up an initial chat to discuss your needs. I look forward to working with you
17 customer reviews
Mandy has a warm and encouraging style which enables her to quickly build trusted and positive relationships with her students. She uses simple techniques to develop skills and confidence and her classes are very engaging. We highly recommend her. More...
My daughter has worked with Emily Laws for the last 7 years. And is still there to this day. She recently had performing arts in her new high school and came home and said mummy school performing arts . . is rubbish compared to Emily laws drama. Emily encourages brings out the best in all. Has a huge ability to direct ,create , produce many wonderful productions we have been apart of and the summer school is a must on my kids 5 weeks hit list. A very talented lady who really cares. With realms of experience.. More...
Excellent summer school, inspiring and confidence-building.
I couldn't be more fortunate to have Mandy as my Acting teacher. Mandy's passion, knowledge, and personality not only enabled me to build a good foundation in Acting but also love performing even more. Mandy's teaching quality was evident by the fact that kept me engaged and interested on a weekly basis and while attending the sessions online. After 6 months of good work with Mandy, I've performed at Lamda for my Level 6 and looking forward to develop further in Acting and perform more in the future. I would highly recommend Mandy to anyone, new or experienced in Acting - she's an absolute superstar! More...
Amazing experience so far. The aim was for my son to gain confidence, prepare for presentations etc. and in 3 sessions we are already seeing a huge benefit. My son is more confident projecting his voice, more confident emphasising aspects of text. He’s also really enjoyed every minute of it. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. More...
Miss Melissa L Neal
The Emily Laws School of Acting provides a friendly, safe and very professional environment for young people to express themselves and gain new skills. My son has progressed in a relatively short time, from keen but very nervous, to confident and full of enthusiasm for performing! The classes are well planned and structured, with every child receiving an opportunity to shine at what they do best, and the end of term performances are always an absolute joy to watch. I would highly recommend to all ages and levels of experience. More...
Emily has worked with both of my children over a number of years. Their performance and confidence has improved immensely!
Mandy has such a wealth or experience and qualifications!
Emily has helped my daughter (9) who has ASD and severe anxiety attacks ,to build her confidence and enjoy a social setting . The classes are well organised and professional. My daughter always comes out smiling , excited about what she has learnt that week . More...
Mandy is absolutely brilliant at what she does - I joined ELSA when I was quite young and stayed until O was 18, and the time I have spent there has been so worth it. Not only have I gained indispensable skills for acting, but my confidence levels and self esteem have been boosted massively. More...
Emily is very professional, she gives equal opportunities to everyone.
G P Hall
Our daughter learned some of her most valuable life skills through Emily Laws, along with many new insights into classical literature, musical theatre and drama. She always looked forward to and thoroughly enjoyed classes, and we as a family have enjoyed many fine productions over the years. We have always been amazed by how much is achieved even in the short intensive courses. More...
Very experienced, professional actor. Amazing talent and desire to teach the craft in all areas of theatre - acting, singing, staging, direction, props, poetry, musical theatre, costume, scenery, lighting, etc.
Top results achieved in LAMDA exams. Very reliable, and flexible even throughout Coronavirus continued to put her students and their learning at the forefront.
Would highly recommend for private or group lessons in English, Acting, Music, and other subjects too. More...
My daughter has attended drama lessons with Emily Laws School of Acting for over three years now. Over that time she has grown in confidence and loves performing. She has learnt so much from studying Shakespeare and numerous musicals, and is able to put herself in other people’s shoes. When I asked her what she liked about her drama classes, she said “it’s always fun and there’s loads of laughing”. What more could a parent want? More...
Very professional, highly recommend.
My daughter has been working with Emily for last 6 years. I as a mother and a entertainer totally respect mandy halls way of teaching. She is a wonder and my daughter has grown in her performance ability, confidence , and I knowledge of so many productions Mandy has put on . Also Mandy has taught my daughter privately singing, and you can’t beat a singing teacher who can play Piano as everyone individuals voice are unique and need special attention in certain areas. And Mandy can deliver .. I am fussy hard to please but this teacher ticks all the boxes and more. Highly recommended five star 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 More...