The study of Speech Arts & Drama offers a range of opportunities to develop one’s speaking voice and communication skills. Through public speaking, storytelling and improvisation activities, participants learn to sequence and summarize facts and thoughts in their own words. They explore ways to use their voices effectively and improve their diction, articulation and delivery.
Using the Royal Conservatory of Music: Speech Arts & Drama syllabus as a guide, students develop techniques to interpret and perform various forms of literature expressively, strengthen their ability to speak with ease and clarity and confidently share their ideas and observations. Interested students may prepare for an RCM exam in Speech Arts & Drama at the appropriate grade level using the pieces they work on in class. Activities are designed to help develop each individual’s creative and imaginative voice and make new discoveries about themselves and others.
Age appropriate topics and texts will be provided in collaboration with ideas and interests generated by the student.
For the fall term of 2022, Private Lessons will be offered online via Zoom. Check back in November 2022 for updates re: online group classes for 2023.
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By now you have heard the very sad news about the closing of The Kingsway Conservatory of Music at the end of June 2021. This is indeed a great loss and a time of transition for many of us. I will continue to teach Speech Arts related group classes as well as private lessons via Zoom.
I’ll be taking a break from group classes during June. Starting in July, I’ll be offering a 6-week online storytelling group class called “Folktales, Myths and Legends” from July 7 to August 11, 2021.
Private instruction online will remain ongoing. In mid-September, I will begin online group classes again.
If you have any questions or if you need further information, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your participation and support of KCM’s programs especially during this challenging time due to Covid.