ACTING | SINGING | PERFORMANCE
Our daughter adores singing, but I could see that the lessons provided by the music school she was enrolled in were neither exciting nor aspirational. That’s where Lucy’s expertise in teaching musical theatre is completely different. She nurtures strengths and works through challenges with just the right balance of seriousness and fun. Lessons cover a spectrum of musical styles and genres from past to present, whilst incorporating acting skills and emotion. It’s this wonderful combination of Lucy’s knowledge, talent and experience that has reignited my daughter’s passion for singing.
I have been studying with Lucy for four years now, and I have only good things to say about the training I have received. Not only have I had the opportunity to build my musical theatre vocal and acting repertoire, I have also learned technical skills that allow me to sing safely and grow as a performer. From belting with books while doing sit-ups to blowing through straws into water, we have done it all! Not only is Lucy an incredible teacher and coach, she is also a fantastic mentor. I have learned so much about the performing arts industry and truly feel prepared for every audition. Without Lucy, I wouldn’t have been accepted into summer programs at prestigious US universities and Tring Park School for the Performing Arts, and wouldn’t have been able to play such incredible roles in the musicals and productions I have had the opportunity to take part in. The zoom lessons are convenient and do not come in the way of my education and remote lessons have never made the experience less valuable. Lucy has truly been the reason for my success and I cannot wait to see what the future brings.
Having worked with Lucy from a very young age, I can say with complete certainty that I wouldn't be the same performer I am today without her guidance. Not only is she an amazingly driven teacher with an eye for detail and immense knowledge of technique and musical theatre repertoire, she is also a mentor and role model. Her great training is represented in the many successes her students go on to achieve, and I would reccomend her to anyone who wants to become a better performer.
I have had the privilege to have Lucy as a vocal coach for several years. Her vocal exercises strengthened my chords as well as her perfect pitch to make sure I stayed in pitch. Her understanding of characters in musicals only adds to the ability to not only help you sing beautifully but to deliver a song to perfection. Masterclasses enabled me to grow as a performer with confidence and joy. Before I step out on the stage, I am ready to assume the character and immerse myself in the story.
Lucy Hunter-James is an inspirational acting coach. My daughter Tia took part in three of Lucy’s shows at the Madinet Theatre, The Wizard of Oz, Annie and The Sound of Music and loved every minute. Lucy taught Tia how to perform her monologue for a competition in Los Angeles. Tia competed against 50 children and won 1st Prize. I would highly recommend Lucy.
NATALIE AND TIA BORLEY
You have given Lucy a wonderful opportunity to learn from you. You have set a great example to her by your high standards. We are indebted for her participation in local shows. That is something she will never forget for many positive reasons.
HEATHER AND LUCY DRAKE
I was a student with Lucy a few years ago and I would recommend her to anyone seeking high-class training in singing and acting. Lucy offers her students excellent training in acting through song, singing technique and a diverse repertoire of songs. Lucy helped me strengthen and build confidence in my performing, which I still am grateful for today!
My daughter Eleanor has been having singing lessons with Lucy for the last five years and has loved every minute of it. With Lucy's support and encouragement Eleanor's confidence has grown so much and her vocal ability has improved immensely.
Lucy's dedication and professionalism has helped Eleanor grow as a performer and she has helped her prepare for many auditions. Lucy is a fantastic mentor and I can't thank her enough for everything she has done for Eleanor.
SARA AND ELEANOR NIGHTINGALE
“Thank you so much for everything you have taught me. I am already way more confident in my singing and I feel very privileged to have had you as a coach, you were amazing!”