Always a student; often a teacher 

When I'm not singing or doing voiceovers, I love communicating and passing on my knowledge and expertise to the next generation. My hallmarks are as a warm, enthusiastic and engaging teacher and tutor. Specialist subjects include music, singing, drama, English, creative writing, Maths, interview preparation and public speaking. Languages that she tutors in are Italian, French, German and Irish. My 2nd instrument at university level was piano, which I studied up to Grade 7. I've a huge amount of experience in teaching 7+, 11+, Common Entrance, and GCSEs in English and Music.

I've over 10 years teaching experience, and am highly skilled at communicating to all ages - from 3 to 60! Former students and clients have attended ALRA, LAMDA, the Brit School, and Arts Ed; some have gone on to professional careers appearing in the West End, making waves on the Irish comedy circuit, and even appearing in Hollywood films. Essentially, teaching is about being able to communicate well.

I've coached students for LAMDA exams with 100% distinction rate. I always aim to inspire enthusiasm for the subject at hand by instilling confidence in my students, and finding out what sparks their interest - with that, anything is possible!

To complement my teaching, I trained as a 300hr teacher with appleyoga and am registered with Yoga Alliance UK. For more details on my yoga experience, or to book classes, please follow the link here. I was generously supported by the Equity Charitable Trust in my yoga studies, to whom I'm incredibly grateful, as well as to the many teachers who have taught me across disciplines. 

 

Testimonials

 

“Grainne is an outstanding tutor. Not only is she on top of her subject (in our case, Maths), she is also expert in making sessions fun and calming nerves. She gave my daughter vital support before entrance tests exams, boosted her confidence immensely and taught her relaxation techniques that will serve her well for the years ahead.” – L.B.

"Thank you for your support over the last 3 years, the singers have learnt so much and we have seen them grow". - P. Wiseman, Scott Wiseman School of Performing Arts

"Gráinne tutored my daughter in Music GCSE. We both felt a lot was achieved in terms of topic knowledge in a short space of time and she was highly professional, passionate about her subject and always punctual". - C.K.

"The lessons I had with you made such a huge impact on me! I still try to apply the lessons you taught me today." Durone Stokes (currently in Dreamgirls in the West End)

"Paris' singing has come on leaps and bounds and I really do feel Gráinne should receive the praise for her fantastic vocal training." - C.H.  

"Thank you for all your hard work with Isabel. I've really seen her confidence increasing." –S.T.