I am currently a public school drama teacher with 25 years of teaching experience, and a Masters degree in Theatre Education. I have worked with students to create characters for scene study, improv work, full length plays and Shakespeare performances.
I have also worked with adults looking to move into the world of public speaking, as well as those who wanted to improve their comfort level with speaking in a social forum..
I love being in the room when one of my students overcomes a challenge and realizes what s/he has to share. It's magic every time.
Watching the faces of my students when they realize that it's not as scary as they thought to get up and show off how spectalar they are. A little practice, a few pointers and they are on their way.
Nancy was absolutely wonderful helping get my shy teenage daughter get ready to give a speech. She was so friendly and encouraging! My daughter's confidence grew immensely in a short time and Nancy gave her feedback that she could immediately and in the future. We are so happy we found Nancy on lessons.com and highly recommend her!
I always had the freedom to make mistakes and take the lead and Mrs. Nyhus was always there to support me. She is full of ideas and knowledge that are hard to find anywhere else. I'm a better actor and person just by having her influence in my life.
A meeting of the minds is a good place to start. I have a survey for my clients to fill out so that we know where we are starting, and what we are trying to achieve. Then we will select material and, based on the student's needs, focus on script analysis, character analysis and performance.