Private Lessons

We are delighted to offer up Private Lessons with our staff at both schools! This is open to ALL abilities and ALL ages, and you don't have to be a current member of HOT to book a private lesson with our staff! You can have private lessons in Dance, Drama and/or Singing with any staff, dependent on mutual availability. This means the student receives 1-1 expert, private tuition from the tutor in the subject you and they choose. Click on your chosen teacher to learn more about them.


Singing, Dance, Drama and/or LAMDA* exams with other staff: £20 for 30 mins, £35 for 1 hour

Singing, Acting or Audition Technique with Hayley: £25 for 30 mins, £40 for 1 hour

PLEASE NOTE: Charges above are based on lessons in the teacher's home, a free space, or online. Further charges for room hire may be added where required, with previous written agreement between HOT Academy, the tutor and the parent/carer. As standard, there is a 24 hour compulsory notice period, which means if you cancel within 24 hours, you will still be charged in full.

At this moment in time, private lessons must be held OUTSIDE of HOT Academy Saturday school hours, at a mutually agreeable time between HOT Academy and yourself. Lessons will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


*LAMDA exams - Grades can be achieved in LAMDA which is a vastly acknowledged and well-known,  accredited Drama Training Scheme. Private lessons will be required to train the student for assessments. There will be extra charges for exams which are stipulated by LAMDA. For more info please click here:

Lewis Richardson - Singing, Bracknell

Lewis trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and has performed all over the UK, including at the RSC Dell Theatre. He has been a Drama and Singing Teacher for over 10 years and is great at teaching Acting through Song and the technical aspects of music for Singing. He has loads of energy, is very nurturing yet humorous in his teaching, and has taught in Secondary schools in the Special Educational Needs department. Despite his size, he's a big softy and keen for songs to be performed correctly with regard to the music, but with passion and expression.

Kiel O'Sullivan - Dance, Bracknell

Kiel trained in Dance at the esteemed Guildford School of Acting and also at Bird College – two of the top performing arts training schools in the UK. He has performed all over the world, including in huge works such as 'Carmen', and at prestigious events such as Move It, London Fashion Week & Harrods Christmas Parade! Kiel is highly knowledgeable, calm and clear in his teaching. He is professional, kind and a fantastic choreographer and dance technician. 

Luke Burton - Drama & LAMDA, Bracknell

With 15 years’ experience in the industry, Luke is an experienced performer, Drama teacher, Theatre Director, & Producer – most recently at South Hill Park. He can help with anything you need; preparing for exams & auditions, characterisation, confidence-building, improving classwork, and even LAMDS exams! With a fun and friendly approach, he’ll help you gain the confidence to go out and perform in any venue and to any audience. Each session is tailored to the student’s specific requirements. Luke loves helping all students achieve their goals! 

India Foskett - Singing, Dunstable

Beginning at Tring Park, India earned her Music Diploma at The Institute of Contemporary Music and her degree in Musical Theatre at the London College of Music. A successful recording artist, India has just been signed by a top record label and writes and performs her own music. She is kind, fun and on-trend in all Singing styles, especially contemporary Pop/Rock and Musical Theatre. She will help build confidence in Singing, using Technique and tailored song recommendations for every student to really reach their potential!

Aprill Witton - Dance, Dunstable

Aprill trained at The Creative Academy, has danced professionally all over the world since she graduated. She has founded her own dancing school, The Aprill Witton Dance Academy (AWD) and runs classes regularly as well as taking on private tuition for students to achieve their best, growing in ability and confidence. Aprill is steady, calm and kind and ready to take on any Dance challenge with you!

Kara March - Drama/LAMDA, Dunstable

Kara trained at the London Academy of Dramatic Arts, has a wealth of performance and directing experience, and is also a recording artist. She teaches all aspects of Drama and is an expert in training for LAMDA exams. A huge believer in inclusivity, nurturing, and kindness, Kara has a huge heart and will do all she can to help you get you to where you need to be in your private lessons.