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TALL POPPIES PERFORMANCE TEACHERS COLLECTIVE

Tall Poppies Drama School has been offering top quality drama and communication programmes since 2006.  Originally owned and managed by Del Costello, the business developed a strong brand and following in the region.  In 2017, Carmen Wilson became the business owner, and Tall Poppies continues to thrive. All our tutors are industry professionals and are focused on providing a fun, energy filled learning environment for the students they teach.  Tutors are fully supported and supervised though a connected, school wide curriculum.  Working as a team on programme development, quality control and moderation we ensure that there is consistency across all our curriculum. Guidance and support for tutors comes from  our Teaching Practice Advisor.  We are 100% committed to providing an extremely high standard of tuition that is focused on the individual. 



Carmen Wilson  BA (English major), Post-Grad Dip Tchng (primary)
 

Carmen counts drama among her top-five inspirations. She has studied, acted and directed extensively for the stage, in the process winning 1996 Wellington's Best Young Female Actress. In 2014 she directed Rongotea School's major production, adjudicated a talent show and was MC for a Hawkes Bay music festival. She has worked with Dr Angie Farrow, Sir Peter Jackson and Phil Mann.
Carmen is also a registered teacher, with passionate commitment to the development of children's self-esteem and communication skill through drama. Carmen is currently completing her Licentiate Diploma in the Teaching of Speech and Drama.

Contact Carmen   carmen@tallpoppiesdrama.co.nz  Phone: 021 2980377

 

 


Nathan Fellows  ATCL Speech & Drama

 

Nathan Fellows - originally from the U.K., has been studying drama and teaching in NZ for the past five years. After successfully gaining his ATCL in Speech & Drama through Trinity College, he taught Drama with the Dale Hartley school of performance in Christchurch. Nathan has now settled in Palmerston North and combined his talents to now be teaching Speech & Drama for Tall Poppies Group.

Contact Nathan: nathan@tallpoppiesdrama.co.nz