Little Voices INDUSTRY CHAMPION 2019

The winners for the prestigious ‘What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019 have now been announced – and Jane Maudsley CEO of Little Voices which was founded in Blackburn is amongst them!

These pioneering awards were launched in 2007 to celebrate the UK’s best children’s clubs and classes, along with leaders, volunteers and party providers for children – as nominated and voted for by the experts – parents, carers and parents-to-be.

Over the last decade, the What’s On 4 Kids Awards have become established as the industry accolade with hundreds of exceptional businesses and individuals in the flourishing sector keen to be part of the action and be in with a chance to be revealed as a finalist or winner! Parents and carers logged on to What’s On 4 Kids to cast a massive 80,000 nominations and votes to ensure that their ‘most-loved’ were in the running.

Little Voices founder Jane Maudsley is officially the winner in the highly esteemed Industry Champion category and she received her award at the glittering ceremony on 11th October. This award is judged by the Children’s Activities Association Board of Trustees.

 

Little Voices trains children to be the best that they can be in life and on the stage through their drama and singing lessons delivered in schools across the UK. The company was founded in Blackburn and boasts numerous national awards and recognition in both the children’s activity/education sector as well as franchising.

 

Jane from Little Voices said: “This was a completely overwhelming accolade to receive. We have worked tirelessly in the children’s activities sector to help each and every child aged 4-18 years  through our drama and singing lessons of distinction. Children’s after school activities play a massive part in a child’s life and sets them up to be confident communicators. In a world of technology and  severe lack of arts education in schools, we are able to help every child to be the best that they can be. Little Voices helps every child to find their voice, nurturing their confidence and talents so that they  believe in themselves and are well equipped for their life and career.”

Nick Howe, Regional Enterprise Manager for NatWest Business Banking in London & South East, added:

 

‘At NatWest we are keen to support growing businesses – the lifeblood of the UK economy – by being more than just a provider of financial services. We are delighted therefore to be the official hosts for the 13th National What’s On 4 Kids Awards! We congratulate all those many businesses that made it through to the exciting final stage and celebrated with us at our London Bishopsgate HQ.’

What’s On 4 Kids Managing Director, Sam Willoughby, concludes

‘Each and every year it’s a pleasure to welcome back so many activities, keen to be part of these National awards once again but it’s also so exciting to see the new nominees from this thriving sector being showcased for the first time. We know from parents’ testimonials how clubs, classes and individual leaders have such a positive impact on the lives of their children and it’s an honour therefore to publicly recognise and celebrate these activity providers in this way. Huge thank you to NatWest, Morton Michel and all our sponsors and supporters as well as the thousands of parent voters for being such a massive part of the What’s On 4 Kids Awards 2019’.

ENDS

Little Voices Makes Top 100 Franchises AGAIN!

We are incredibly proud to announce that once again we have made the Top 100 Franchises in the country!

Last year we were 74th, THIS year we are 64th! We are so proud of what our hard work, dedication, determination, enthusiasm, confidence, talent and creativity has done.
A massive well done to everyone… to our founder Jane Maudsley, our franchisees, our tutors, our pupils, our parents and our head office team. You are all AMAZING and we cannot thank you all enough.
As the article says, we are definitely “rising up through the ranks”!! Let’s continue to shine!!

 

Give the gift of confidence

 

 

As a parent, finish the sentence…
All I want for Christmas is – a happy confident child? Perhaps?

Absolutely! All parents wish for their children to be happy and confident! Well did you know that
you can give the gift of confidence to your child? How can you help your child with confidence you
ask? Well to start with it is coming up to nativity time. A time when most children across the country
will take part in a Christmas performance in front of family and friends. For some children this is
really exciting, but for others it is highly daunting! The thought of having lines, songs and to stand up
in front of an audience to perform this fills them with dread. How can you help to take this feeling
away from them and ensure that they can enjoy their nativity and feel confident?

Discuss the lines and the script with your child and practice songs and script at home with them.
Practice again and again and again. After all practice does make perfect!
Have a chat with your Little Voices tutor. They may also be able to help!

If you know of any children who are struggling, then please send them in our direction for a chat.
We’d love to help. We know that lack of confidence or a bad experience can follow a child to adult
life. However, the feeling of being happy and confident and a wonderful performing experience will
also follow a child into adult life!

Happy December!

 

Samantha 🙂

We are so proud!

 

Well is it really Christmas next month!? Where has this year gone? Having said that we really have filled the year with so much, and celebrated so many successes nationally, it has just been amazing! At Little Voices one of our beliefs is for children as well as tutors and Principals alike, to be the ‘best that they can be’. That really is all you can ask of someone, isn’t it? Everybody has their own strengths and everybody is different. Actually if we were all the same the world would be a very boring place. No child is the same as another child, and we celebrate every single child’s individual ways. Successes for us aren’t just incredible exam results, which of COURSE we celebrate, they are also the little successes that happen every single week. The little successes are often what make the ‘big’ success happen. We build confidence in children.

Some children some to our lessons because they want to be on the West End, lots because they enjoy performing and lots because their parents think they will benefit from more confidence in their everyday life.  Confidence to do things like put their hand up in class, confidence to make friends, confidence to go for an interview at a University. With confidence you open so many doors. When parents tell us that their child was happy to stand up and do their homework presentation in class, and they felt confident in doing so, it really is music to our ears. 

 

Our exam results are something we are incredibly proud of. We have had a wonderful relationship with LAMDA for 12 years now, and we have watched thousands of children take their exams and pass with flying colours too!  To see any child with their certificate is incredible. That certificate symbolises hard work, commitment, and confidence to perform in front of another person. Confidence to make friends with their group. Confidence to turn up on exam day and do their very best. It is so much more than a sheet of paper. 

 

On top of the successes that happen daily and yearly for our pupils, our tutors are also a huge part of those successes. Our tutors are the people who inspire and are the builders of confidence. They encourage, praise and ensure that every single child is made to feel incredibly special. They are the foundation to ensuring that the success happens. 

 

In Head Office, Jane Maudsley our CEO won Industry Champion of the Year! A huge success for all centres nationwide. A huge success as it symbolises that we are doing everything to ensure that your children are safe, happy and we do exactly what we say we do.  

A whole year (almost) of successes to celebrate, and we are SO incredibly proud of everybody who is part of Little Voices. 

Little Voices lessons at St Andrews Pangbourne

Does your child love to Act?

Do they need more confidence? 

ENROLLING NOW FOR SEPTEMBER!

 

  • Drama and Singing lessons of Distinction
  • For children aged 4 -13 years
  • Working towards LAMDA examinations
  • 100% Pass Rate
  • Building Confidence and Promoting social development
  • Fun & Inspiring tuition taught in a safe and stimulating environmentLittle Voices is an established company training children aged 4 – 13 years in Performing Arts preparing them for prestigious LAMDA Communication and Musical  and Theatre exams. We believe in gaining life skills to follow your dreams and that every child has something amazing to share! Our fun and inspiring drama lessons build children’s confidence and promote their development in a happy, positive, safe and stimulating environment. The examinations are nothing to worry about and are a super, positive end of year achievement for every child to work towards!

 

To book your child onto a class simply complete the form below or email us: samantha@littlevoices.org.uk or call: 07515 873894. We will then be in touch to discuss our availability, confirm your child’s place and send you payment details.

 

*Terms and Conditions apply. You MUST apply by filling in and submitting an application form . This allows us to assess the different abilities of children, ages and friendships for the lesson. You will be contacted with payment details by the Little Voices Principal for your school.

Under the GDPR we are required provide you a privacy policy in relation to the lawful grounds for  our ongoing processing of your personal data. To view this click here: Privacy policy

Little Voices LAMDA Lessons at Christs School

ENROLLING NOW WITH FREE TRIALS

FOR SEPTEMBER!

 

 

  • Performing arts training of the highest standard
  • For Year 7 – Year 11 Students
  • Exclusive to Christs School students
  • Working towards LAMDA examinations
  • 100% Pass Rate
  • Building Confidence
  • Fun & Inspiring technique filled lessons
  • Small class sizes

 

 

Little Voices provide Drama lessons of Distinction preparing students for prestigious LAMDA Acting examinations at the end of the academic year. Little Voices pass rate is exemplary with 100% of their students gaining either Merit or Distinction grades. These qualifications are recognised internationally and the higher grades allow pupils to gain UCAS points for university entry. Lessons are open to all students from Year 7 – Year 11 and will provide an additional after school activity option for those students that enjoy drama, are in need of confidence building or simply want to enhance their CV for college and university applications (no previous experience is required).

 
Lessons are held every Monday and Tuesday exclusive to Christs School students in the drama studio and are charged at £9 per lesson – running to school term time.

To book your child to attend a FREE TRIAL with us in September simply complete the form below, email  swl@littlevoices.org.uk or call: 0208 088 0113 and we will then be in touch arrange the trial.

 

 

*Terms and Conditions apply. Parent or guardian MUST apply by filling in and submitting a an application form. This allows us to assess the different abilities of children, ages and friendships for the lesson. It in no way enrols your child into regular lessons. Little Voices will of course be in touch with you once receiving the application form.

Little Voices Lessons at The Chiswick & Bedford Prep School

ENROLLING NOW FOR SEPTEMBER!

Book Before: Friday 12th July

 

 

  • Drama lessons of Distinction
  • For children aged 4 -11 years
  • Exclusive to ‘The Chiswick & Bedford Preparatory School’ students
  • Working towards LAMDA examinations
  • 100% Pass Rate
  • Building Confidence and Promoting social development
  • Fun & Inspiring tuition taught in a safe and stimulating environment

 

To book your child onto our course next term simply complete the form below or email us: swl@littlevoices.org.uk or call: 0208 088 0113, we will then be in touch to discuss our availability, confirm your child’s place and send you payment details.

 

Little Voices is an established company training children aged 4 – 11 years in Performing Arts preparing them for prestigious LAMDA Communication and Acting exams. We believe in gaining life skills to follow your dreams and that every child has something amazing to share! Our fun and inspiring drama lessons build children’s confidence and promote their development in a happy, positive, safe and stimulating environment. The examinations are nothing to worry about and are a super, positive end of year achievement for every child to work towards!

 

Mini Voices lessons are for Key Stage 1 students. Performing Arts training is delivered in small class sizes through fun and inspiring Drama lessons to build confidence and promote social development. Pupils will work towards an optional LAMDA communication examination at the end of the academic year. This will involve the children performing a solo poem recital and talking about a show & tell.

Every Monday 3.15pm – 4pm, £12.00 per lesson

 

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Little Voices lessons are for Key Stage 2 students. Performing Arts training is delivered through technique filled fun and inspiring Drama lessons to build confidence, promote development and learn lots of drama skills including; good posture, articulation, projection, clarity and diction. Pupils will work towards an optional LAMDA acting examination at the end of the academic year.

Every Monday 4.15pm – 5.15pm, £14.00 per lesson

 

 

Places for September will be running on a first come, first save basis to guarantee a place

place

Book Before: Friday 12th July

 

 

 

 

*Terms and Conditions apply. Parent or guardian MUST apply by filling in and submitting a an application form. This allows us to assess the different abilities of children, ages and friendships for the lesson. It in no way enrols your child into regular lessons. Little Voices will of course be in touch with you once receiving the application form.

The benefits of group exams

 

 

For generations LAMDA was renowned for its individual Acting examinations however the group exams have a multitude of benefits that cannot and should not be overlooked. They allow every child to shine, every child to play to their strengths and use their individual vocal and dramatic talents within the group piece. They are marked as a group. This is fundamental……..the success of any project is always a team effort and not individual performances. The Olympic cyclists and rowers and athletes pull together as a team and medals are won for Great Britain as a whole. Yes individual performances stand out but it is how the team works together that counts. It is the same on the West End stage. A review is written about the entire cast, the group together, this is theatre! TRUE Theatre. There will be individual star performances but it is a group, team, effort that attracts success. That involves not just the performers but the entire technical team and production teams too!

If you are going to follow a career on the stage you very rarely work ALONE – in fact you don’t. Even a one woman show makes demands that you work with others in the theatre; the director, the stage manager, the crew! Sometimes things go wrong and it is how the team works together that enables the show to go on. 

At Little Voices we are committed to building fundamental life skills in children and young people. Techniques and behaviours that will set children up for life…….of course this is inbuilt into singing and drama lessons in the most fun and highly structured way possible! However all of these skills are easily transferred into life in general and a career path into the arts!

We all have to work as part of a team within our job roles in later life and learning to work as part of a cast in a piece of Musical Theatre for a group examination really does teach the fundamental life skills of teamwork and playing to your strengths, being reliable and supporting each other.

Individual exams have their very important place but when weighing up the benefits the group exams have all the elements of solo exams and for children aged up to 13 years they provide a fantastic examination foundation in musical theatre or acting.

How can lessons help my very shy child?

 

Read on to find out how we can help…

An under confident child just needs nurturing. Our lessons have the perfect ingredients in order to bring the best out of any child.

  • Small class sizes – Our children are put into groups of no more than 8 children. The small number of children allows us to know each child individually. What are the benefits of small class sizes? Well, no child will ‘get lost’ within the class, we know each child individually, the children are getting lots of care and individual attention as well as gaining group skills.
  • We work towards LAMDA exams – the first stages of the LAMDA exams that we teach our mini voices children are made to specifically build communication skills. Exams are treated as EXCITING and NOT scary. Giving children the confidence to speak out, and also to be prepared in later life for other exams and speaking in front of other people.
  • Make friends – in our nurturing environment our pupils make friends outside of their school environment. Building and making friendships is a huge part of our lessons.
  • Highly qualified tutors – our tutors are so highly qualified that they know their subject very well, and they know just how to get the best out of a child! Perfect!

The list could go on and on… It’s just that we understand what environment a child needs to be in to be nurtured. And we ensure that every single centre and lesson does just that!

Little Voices at Dolphin School

ENROLLING NOW

Book Before: Monday 29th April

And join us for our LAMDA exams at the end of June!

 

  • Performing arts training of the highest standard
  • For children aged Reception – Year 2 Students
  • Exclusive to Dolphin School students
  • Working towards LAMDA examinations
  • 100% Pass Rate
  • Building Confidence and Promoting social development
  • Fun & Inspiring tuition taught in a safe and stimulating environment

 

To book your child onto our course this term simply complete the form below or email us: swl@littlevoices.org.uk , we will then be in touch to discuss our availability, confirm your child’s place and send you payment details.

 

Little Voices is an established company training children aged 4 – 7 years in Performing Arts preparing them for prestigious LAMDA Communication exams. We believe in gaining life skills to follow your dreams and that every child has something amazing to share! Our fun and inspiring drama lessons build children’s confidence and promote their development in a happy, positive, safe and stimulating environment.

Mini Voices lessons are for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 students. Performing Arts training is delivered in small class sizes through fun and inspiring Drama lessons to build confidence and promote social development. Pupils will work towards an optional LAMDA communication examination at the end of June. This will involve the children performing a solo poem and talking about their show & tell.

Every Tuesday 3.05pm – 4.05pm

 

 

 

 

These lessons are exclusive to Dolphin School students and are charged at £16.00 per lesson.

Cost for the Summer Term: £128.00 for 8 weeks (to pay directly to Little Voices) 

 

 

 

For more information contact Ashlea Pearson (Principal)

Call: 0208 088 0113

Email: swl@littlevoices.org.uk

 

 

 

*Terms and Conditions apply. Parent or guardian MUST apply by filling in and submitting a an application form. This allows us to assess the different abilities of children, ages and friendships for the lesson. It in no way enrols your child into regular lessons. Little Voices will of course be in touch with you once receiving the application form.