Are you looking to work as a freelance drama teacher in the UK?
Whether you're an experienced drama teacher or straight out of college, my new book Teach Drama: How to Make a Living as a Freelance Drama Teacher will help you develop your career.
Teaching drama is fun, flexible and pays well. You can earn anything between £20 and £80 an hour, and this book will show you how.
You'll learn how to generate work, teach a class and keep students disciplined. It will give you all the practical information you need and show you how to create a sustainable income. I’ve worked as a freelance drama teacher for ten years and it’s the best job in the world: creative, rewarding and well paid. Now I want to share what I’ve learned with you.
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Drama Fountain is run by me, Sam Marsden.
I studied Drama, Applied Theatre and Education at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. I've worked as a freelance drama teacher for ten years, from Stagecoach academies in leafy suburbia to deprived schools in East London. I've worked for theatre companies, youth theatres and schools as a freelancer. I then set up my own youth theatre, which quickly grew into one of the largest regional youth theatres in the country with 250 students attending each week. It was a blast, but now I’ve slowed down to have a baby. Teaching was so much fun, and now I'd like to share everything I've learned with you!
Chapter One: Life as a Freelance Drama Teacher
Chapter Two: Getting Started
Chapter Three: The Interview
Chapter Four: The Trial Class
Chapter Five: Lesson Plans
Chapter Six: Classroom Discipline
Chapter Seven: Directing a Show
Chapter Eight: Running Your Own After School Club
Chapter Nine: Insurance & Health and Safety
Chapter Ten: Directory of children's part time theatre schools to contact