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Lucy's blog

Why sing? - The joys and benefits of singing

As my long-suffering children will tell you, I love to sing. I sing all the time. It’s something that’s always been a huge part of my life - from growing up in Wales (where we all do it!), to working eight shows a week in musical theatre, to founding Perform -...

Why is drama good for children?

As Principal of a drama school, I'm asked this question a lot. And I could write a book on the many reasons why drama is so excellent - not just good ? for children. But for this blog post, I'll focus on just one benefit; and that's the improvement drama can make...

Baby Signing - does it delay speech?

This post may be a little controversial (and I welcome your feedback) but I really don't agree with the concept of ?baby signing? which has become very fashionable these days. This is for one reason only - I genuinely think it delays children's speech...

Hello - helping children develop good communication skills

If you read my blogs regularly, you'll know that I like to talk about communication skills and how important it is that we make children confident communicators from an early age. As you might expect, this is something that we are passionate about at Perform. In fact,...

Discovering your

When we train our teachers for Perform classes, one of the sections we spend the longest time working on is their voices. I'm not talking about their singing voices here; they are, after all, trained actors and singers and wouldn't get to the training stage if they...
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