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Sam Ferry

Singing teacher

Trained at University of Liverpool

Samuel graduated at the University of Liverpool with an undergraduate degree in Music, and a Masters degree in Musicology. Since graduating, Samuel has worked extensively as a musical and choral director. He primarily works as a sound engineer, arranger, composer and producer, producing music for television, advertising and theatre companies. Samuel has taught music theory and music technology both privately and in Further Education settings since 2010. Samuel is no stranger to LIPA 4-19, he was the vocal coach from 2012-2016 for School 3, 16+ and the academy’s advanced Singing Company.

Faye Johnson

Dance tutor

Merseyside Dance & Drama

Faye graduated from Merseyside Dance and Drama and has been working professionally ever since. She has had the privilege to work with lots of amazing industry professionals across many stages and countries around the world. Faye has worked as a dancer, singer, actresses, choreographer, presenter and entertainments manager, with experience working in TV, stage and radio. Her performing credits include: The Royal Caribbean, Bollywood, Warner Brothers, Bourne Leisure; Kanika Entertainments; E3 group; Pele Productions; Alton Towers; Southport Theatre, Liverpool Empire, Aladdin, Evita, The Polar Express. Faye has gained extensive experience in all different areas of the entertainment industry and she has absolutely loved her time working both internationally and in the UK. Faye has extensive knowledge within teaching all age groups at North Liverpool Dance Academy, Base Studios, Connect studios and she is the BTEC course dance tutor at Fusion Studio College.

Tom Platt

Acting tutor

Graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama

He then went on to train as an actor after studying an MA in Musical Theatre at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His credits include: The Night Before Christmas, The Snow Queen for Simply Theatre, Geneva, Cheap and Cheerful- New Wimbledon Studio Theatre, and An Evening of Music and Drama for TRH Prince of Wales. He worked as a freelance actor, writer, stage manager and producer after working in London’s West End, UK and International. He is also a member of Mischief Theatre who have created West End shows such as The Play That Goes Wrong, and Magic Goes Wrong. Tom has valuable experience with teaching students from age 6-15yrs and is currently a BTEC lecturer in Acting and Musical Theatre.

Henry Zirpolo

Acting teacher, Sunday academy

Studied at University of Hull

Henry has a degree in drama and performance. It was at the University of Hull that he was given the opportunity to perform his own creative piece of physical theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival. After graduating, Henry then gained a place at Royal Holloway to complete his postgraduate in Physical Theatre with Jasmin Vardimon Company for one year. Henry has performed in a variety of productions such as West Side Story, High School Musical and Posh. Throughout his time in Liverpool he has been working with a local theatre company, ‘Grin Theatre,’ gaining knowledge and experience of producing scratch nights, main house productions and charity events throughout the city. Henry has extensive experience with teaching acting to children and young adults at Stagecoach, Razzmatazz and Premier Performing Arts. Two years ago Henry became a qualified teacher of English and Drama and currently teaches in a secondary school on the Wirral.