Paul is an experienced Workshop Facilitator having worked extensively alongside theatre companies, dance schools and in Primary/Secondary school settings. He specialises in devising with adults who have additional needs (learning disability) and Voice Work. He has a Enhanced DBS furthermore (part of the Update Service).
He is also available to faciliate workshops
with a focus on:
Audition Technique & Monologue Work
Speech & Voice Work
History of Theatre
Stanislavski and Naturalism
What is Estill Voice Training™?
Estill Voice Training (often abbreviated EVT) is a programme for developing vocal skills based on analysing the process of vocal production into control of specific structures in the vocal mechanism.
Estill Voice Training has no aesthetic bias and any non-abusive voice quality is accepted, encouraged and nurtured. EVT allows you explore cultural, creative and musical diversity, whilst learning where the risks lie and how to avoid them.
Paul is currently working towards taking his Estill Figure Proficiency (EFP) exam which is awarded to individuals who can demonstrate the basic options for voice control taught in Estill Voice Training™ Level One (Figures for Voice Control), and Level Two (Figure Combinations for Six Voice Qualities) courses with appropriate Hand Signals.
He will subsequently pursue his teacher training, Estill Master Trainer qualification (EMT), which is awarded to an individual to teach Estill Voice Training within their private studio, course practice sessions or classroom setting. The certification is a two-stage examination including written and voice control components, and observed teaching.
To learn more about Estill Voice Training®, visit the company website:
Testimonials for Paul's teaching:
'We have commissioned Paul to design, plan and deliver engaging drama workshops to groups of international students over two intensive work periods. It is unusual to find someone with both the high level of organisation and exceptional creativity, but Paul is one of those rare finds. We have every confidence in his abilities to run consistently high quality drama programmes, and to represent our organisation professionally. We are already planning for next summer, and Paul is absolutely our number one choice of facilitator to deliver our drama programme.'
Adam Amer, Company Director, Chango Lingo (September 2019)
'Paul is dynamic, passionate, hardworking and focused. He has a fantastic range as a performer both in character roles, movement and singing. We have been booked for performances which involved workshops afterwards with young children and their families. In this context Paul is engaging, confident and inspiring.'
Gill Simmons, Artistic Director, Brave Bold Drama (January 2018)
'Paul is a committed theatre artist, and has great sensitivity to performance creation and delivery. He has coached our LAMDA pupils for their solo exams and they have not only gained strong marks (all Merits and Distinctions) but they have also enjoyed the process of working with him. He is firm but gentle, clear and consistent, knowing when to adapt to suit his pupil or audience. I highly recommend working with Paul.'
Heidi Hollis, Principal, Stagecoach Bristol South West, Portishead (September 2016)
'Paul is warm, welcoming, cheerful, and people felt comfortable talking to him. When he listens to people he is focused, patient and genuine . . . We felt that the group was extremely well run. People have choice and control over what happens. It is calm and fun. People learn to take part in the group, concentrate, focus and be confident.'
Quality Checkers at 'People First Dorset' about Say-So Drama Session