Acting tutor

One of my students drew me and my catchphrase.

“Gemma is a very patient and fun teacher and knows everything about voice, it’s like having your own one-to-one drama school!”

- Steve Roe (actor and improviser)

“Gemma is an excellent coach and I would highly recommend her! She tailors her approach based on the goals of the individual student in a safe, fun, and positive environment. Such a knowledgeable, patient, and creative woman!”

-Kelly Anne Lyons (actor and writer)

“Struggle with accents? Gemma doesn’t do ‘struggle’. Sixteen years of teaching; nothing she can’t handle.”

- Brix Schaumberg (drama student)


I have tutored people in acting for the past 16 years. I began at the Betty Fox Stage School in Birmingham under the tutelage of Marcia Carr before teaching group drama and one -to-one LAMDA tutorials at Stagecoach Theatre Arts and Theatre Train schools across London and the home counties.

Currently I teach at the KSA Academy of Performing Arts on both their one year musical theatre course and their one year acting course.



I have also recently taught at Drama Centre London on their Foundation course, the Guildford School of Acting on the Foundation course and at the London School of Dramatic Art on their Screen Acting course.

Greek ensemble acting rehearsal at KSA on Halloween

I teach the following lessons;

  • One to one acting sessions
  • Voice, speech & accent
  • Acting for Camera
  • Greek ensemble acting
  • Storytelling
  • Jacobean text
  • LAMDA & Trinity Guildhall exam prep

I have prepared students for all LAMDA Acting and Verse & Prose exams and the following diplomas;

LAMDA Performance Certificate

ATCL Diploma in Musical Theatre (Trinity Guildhall)

ATCL Diploma in Teaching (Trinity Guildhall)

ATCL Performance Speech & Drama (Trinity Guildhall)

LTCL Diploma in Musical Theatre (Trinity Guildhall)

I am experienced in teaching students from three years old up to adults and in large groups or one-to-one lessons.   I am fully CRB checked.  References available upon request.

If you are interested in hiring me, you can contact me here;

gemma [at] gemmaarrowsmith [dot] com