We're a small, close-knit team who care about each other and every child we teach - and we can't wait to meet yours!
Our tutors are experienced, passionate, friendly and inspirational - and invest a huge amount of time ensuring lessons, song choices, choreography and drama ideas are kept as up-to-date and fresh as possible.
Laura is a qualified in Primary Teacher BA QTS Performing Arts/Drama, and has her Certificate of Dance in Education from the ISTD. Laura loved teaching at Pineapple Performing Arts School in Covent Garden in 2005-6 and particularly enjoyed working for their educational outreach programme, y@p, for 16 - 21 year olds.
She created LCN Performing Arts in 2006, and additionally now teaches dance and drama at St Margarets Lee C of E and John Ball Primary School in Blackheath Village.
Laura has taught in the London area for almost twenty years and has also been a freelance performing arts teacher for the past ten, teaching at many locals school in addition to Alleyn's (Dulwich) and St Dunstan’s (Catford).
“Our job as teacher and tutor incorporates many roles. We need to be aware of the student’s academic, social and moral welfare - to develop them holistically. This enables them to reach and celebrate their full potential.”
To be honest it all started with Fame, back in the 80’s. Laura has danced wherever she can ever since.07790037288Hazel, our resident dance teacher, is ISTD qualified in FDI Modern and Tap, has her Associate Freestyle and high grades in Trinity ATCL Musical Theatre, ATCL Speech and Drama and Grade 8 Group Musical Theatre. Hazel has appeared in Christmas Pantomimes, Aladdin and Sleeping Beauty for STV Scotland.
Hazel has been working at LCN for almost as long as it's been running, and teaches every week at our Saturday classes (and often at our holiday schools too)!A graduate of The Royal Academy of Music, Jo began her singing career performing in Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera on Broadway. She then spent 7 years touring the world with the internationally acclaimed ‘Swingle Singers’ performing in venues such as La Scala, The Royal Albert Hall, and Ronnie Scott's.
Since leaving the Swingles, Jo has been much in demand on the London session scene recording TV and film soundtracks (Glee, Spectre, The Hunger Games Trilogy, Harry Potter) and recording for an eclectic selection of solo artists (Sting, Florence And The Machine, Il Divo). She regularly performs with many of London’s leading vocal groups and jazz ensembles, works as a teacher and choral director, and leads a cappella master classes and choral workshops.Arthur is an actor and theatre practitioner. He grew up immersed in LCN, first as a 7-year-old attendee, later as an assistant and eventually as the drama tutor. He's now 24, meaning him and Laura haven't left each others' sights for over 17 years!
In 2014, he graduated with first class honours in Theatre and Performance - and the Student Prize - from the University of Warwick. He formed his own interactive theatre company upon graduating, and they frequently create and touring shows around the UK. He's lucky enough to get to the theatre about 5-6 times a week (as a theatre reviewer for his blog). And he works at AMV BBDO, one of the largest advertising agencies in the UK, making campaigns for Maltesers and Celebrations.