The Principal Anna studied musical theatre from a very young age taking LAMDA exams in Acting and Verse and Prose up to grade 8 and ISTD exams in Modern, Tap and Jazz and exams in Classical singing at the renowned award winning Tiffany Stage Academy. She then won a full scholarship to TTC where she graduated in Musical Theatre.
Anna walked straight into her first professional job playing Fern in Charlottes Web touring the UK and with the same company continued her success playing Fairy Mary Weather in Pantomime.
This success then lead Anna into a London Musical called TOYS where she played the lead Rag Doll. During this production Anna appeared in many Sunday Charity Performances including Princess Diana’s memorial variety performance with Wayne Sleep and the Royal Ballet where Anna proudly sang solo.
Theatre credits also include Fame the musical, Little Shop of Horrors, Godspell, Aladdin, The Cruicible, and Sleeping beauty.
Whilst in a gap from theatre Anna decided to dip her toes into the TV world and actually appeared in Holby City, The Rotters Club, Alien Autopsy and Spoons comedy show.
In 2005 Anna decided she wanted to see the world and so embarked in the cruise ship industry and stayed for 7years as Production Singer enjoying performing to 2000 to 3000 a night and enjoying a different country everyday. All through her professional career Anna always came back to teach, freelancing in many stage academies in Essex and taught at St Benedicts High School in Colchester for the students exams in dance. She also choreographed their end of year musical Little Shop of Horrors.
Anna put 30 students through the LAMDA acting exams with an amazing 100% pass rate, all with very high marks, and this is when Anna decided she would teach, once she retired from the industry.
MUSIC TEACHER UPPER SENIORS
MUSIC TEACHER UPPER SENIORS
A native Italian who has played the Bass and Double Bass for 25 years, travelling the world building a successful career working in the music and entertainment industry. Having settled in the UK began teaching children music with the belief that music along with other performing arts boosts confidence, self-esteem, whilst increasing concentration, developing creativity and strengthening social skills.Treating every child with the respect they deserve, delivering exciting and challenging lessons where children feed off the energy and passion put into the session. Providing high quality teaching in a relaxed and fun way for all levels of competence, connecting with young people and building relationships to provide guidance and become a confidante to them. An excellent understanding of young people’s lives in challenging circumstances having grown up in a deprived city, working with those who have little or no education and enabling those that don’t normally connect with academic studies to develop through music.A driven individual who enjoys making a difference and being able to change people's lives, giving them something they can excel in.
PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE (Session Musician, Tours, TV and Theatre):
Natalie Imbruglia, Ike Turner, RAI Channel, Monte Carlo Royal Family Jazz Orchestra, Tim Tour (Italian equivalent of O2) and the Big Brother tour, Swing Big Band Oo bop sh’bam, Tenor Saxophone – John Willmot (James Taylor Quartet), Drummer – Alan Savage (Freddie Mercury), Scubaroots, Naomi Thompson (Phil Collins Vocalist), Ray Cousins (Former Piano – Frank Sinatra).
Maestro Diego Damigella (qualified teacher) Industry Awards
EDUCATION Double bass at the classical music academy S.Pietro a Majella Naples IT, Jazz bass at the C.F.M music school Naples with Dario Deidda, Jazz harmony and improvisation at the B.Street jazz school Naples IT,
BA Degree in Music Education at Colchester Institute, University of Essex UK.
Trained by some of the best bass players in the world, the infamous Marcus Miller, Dario Deidda, Flea, Alain Caron, Abraham Laboriel to name a few.
Heidi has a wealth of experience in teaching- having been the resident dance teacher for Sudbury and Bury St. Edmunds TheatreTrain since 2004 and spending two seasons in New York, USA, teaching at the world renowned Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Centre. In addition, Heidi has worked as a cover and supply teacher for a number of dance and theatre schools in London and Suffolk as well as several longer term positions. Heidi also manages the dance provision and choreography at Culford School from Pre-Prep through to 6th Form. Heidi is also a member of dance bodies including Dance UK, the ISTD, UDO and The Dance Register.
Tammy is a classical trained musician who studied at Colchester Institute School of Music, University of East Anglia and Anglia Ruskin University. She has performed in various orchestras and ensembles across the country and has performed live on Radio 3. Tammy has a total of 20 years of teaching experience, having spent the last 15 years as Head of Performing Arts at Chantry Academy in Ipswich. Throughout her career Tammy has staged numerous shows and concerts including such venues as the O2 arena in London. Tammy strives on perfection and many of her students have progressed on to various performing careers including working in the West End.