Koru Performing Arts

What a tremendous year!!!

‘The 1:1 Koru drama lessons on Zoom have worked really well and have been a fantastic opportunity for my son to benefit from Jane’s expert tuition. Although he has missed his Koru friends, the individual attention he has received from Jane has meant that he has made such a lot of progress towards his LAMDA exam pieces. Jane works in a very collaborative manner, encouraging and valuing my son’s contributions which has meant that he has really grown in confidence. Drama on Zoom has been an enjoyable and positive experience; a highlight of this time for my son’   

Lara Chaplin – Parent and teacher.

Spring Term return… 2022!!

January to April

Classes covering London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) syllabus:

  • LAMDA, drama
  • Introductory to Grade 8 in:
    • Acting (solo and duo)
    • Speaking in Public
    • Verse & Prose
    • Musical Theatre
    • Devised theatre

Classes covering Trinity syllabus:

  • Trinity Guildhall, drama
  • Level 1 to Level 3 (Introductory to Grade 8) in:
    • Acting (solo and duo)
    • Speaking in Public
    • Speech and Drama
    • Devised Theatre


ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal School of Music)

  • Voice training now available on Zoom with Mr William Drew-Batty MA, AETC, QTS in:
    • Singing – classical, contemporary, jazz and blues.
    • Musical Theatre

Koru would like to introduce our experienced and qualified Singing tutor, Mr. William Drew-Batty to the team. A former chorister at St Paul’s Cathedral, he read music at The University of East Anglia and John Ruskin, Cambridge. William worked in the recording industry as a session keyboard player and has also been involved in musical theatre and opera as a professional singer. He worked for fifteen years as a qualified class teacher in both the state and independent sectors before starting his private piano and singing business in 2015.  William teaches Beginners to Advanced, from age 7. William prepares students for practical music exams, simply for pleasure or for short consultation blocks of lessons. He is open to the teaching of all styles of music and believes that the understanding of excellent basic technique is the key to progress!

Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, Dance

  • Ballet
  • Tap and Modern Theatre Dance
  • National Dance

Results. 2021 exams were outstanding! 

Recent November examinations with Grade 8 Distinctions for Verse & Prose and Speaking in Public.

March 2021

Grade 8 Public Speaking 83%, 88%
Grade 7 92%
Grade 6 90%, 88%, 86%, 83%, 82%, 78%
Grade 5 89%, 86%, 84%, 83%, 82%, 75%, 74%
Grade 4 94%, 83%
Grade 3 85%, 80%, 77%
Grade 2 77% 77%
Grade 1 77% 73%

Merits and Distinctions Level 3 in Beijing, Australia and New Zealand.

So incredibly proud of everyone!!.

Performance Groups original plays.

Congratulations to the Koru students who will be recording our two new plays on February 13th. This will be open to view to parents who request the pass code.

‘Its More than Us’ with our Intermediates – remembering the Shropshire Mayflower More children.

‘Alternate Time’ with our Seniors. Absurdly balanced on the edge of our seat drama!

Both written by Marjorie Trifle.

Auditions were held on Wednesday 18th and 19th January for our two recent new plays

‘Cloning the Extinct.’  Juniors

‘Who the Dickens.’  Seniors

Auditions are still open for anyone interested in joining, there is still time!

Booking an audition or a place in a class can be made by completing the online form, by email or phone.

Assessment will be arranged to determine class & grade.

Koru performing arts is proud of their students achievements during last year and excited for the year ahead.

Following this challenging two years, I would like to express a heartfelt thank you to those who have supported us.

‘Sharing in the Magic of drama, dance and musical theatre – across the continents.

‘Connecting bubbles via Zoom, in the safety of your school or home….’

‘Nurturing our members through the Arts and playing our part’.


The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Trinity,

ABRSM and the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing are

accredited by Ofqual and award UCAS points.

For further information please click on the links below:

LAMDA exams, Trinity exams, ABRSM, ISTD

We aim to build confidence and life-long communication skills, to assist University entrance, at interview, or scholarship/audition.

We are so proud of our Koru student successes with the

National Youth Theatre, LAMDA, Arts Ed,

the Hammond School and ALRA.

Our children have been awarded drama scholarships at Adcote, Prestfelde, Moreton Hall and the Wrekin College.

This is a testament to our commitment and love of what we are privileged to share and do. 💖

‘Koru is a Maori symbol of creation, an unfurling fern frond, conveying perpetual movement, its inward coil, a return to the point of origin.  The koru therefore symbolises the way in which life both changes and stays the same’
Te Ahukaramu, Maori creation traditions

As teachers, to facilitate the needs of our learners we must understand their differing needs.  Once we have understood their needs, we will then seek to construct the appropriate language to nurture them.

All our staff are highly qualified performing arts specialists. All staff hold enhanced DBS certificates and follow the ISTD code of conduct.





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