Lauren Shepherd, Creative Director
B.A.Hons, MFA, RCM Certified Teacher, Licensed Zumbini® Instructor
Welcome to Shepherd Private Coaching! I'm Lauren, Creative Director and Owner, has been teaching privately since 2011. Her training includes work abroad at The University of Exeter, Shakespeare's Globe, The Royal Shakespeare Centre's archives, as well as professional performances in Ontario and Newfoundland, and a once in a lifetime performance at NYC's illustrious Carnegie Hall.
I am thrilled to be expanding my home studio into its brand new external space in Burlington, ON. It's about time! I have so much knowledge to share, and skills to pass down to the up and coming generations. If this pandemic has taught me anything, it's the value of the arts. Truly. Every single household has turned to them in one way or another to escape the realities of online learning, online working, and being physically distanced from the things they love. And now, it is finally time to return safely to those mediums that helped us through our darkest times.
Shepherd Private Coaching is a safe space for ALL individuals to explore, learn, grow, and create. We accept all individuals for who they are and what they bring to our creative table. We recognize that the arts platform is generally a place where people feel safe to open up, and express things previously held close to them. We know that performing arts in all capacities can be emotional, and bring up emotions we never even knew we were holding on to. We are extremely respectful of the process in general, and each individuals participation and response to that process. We move at the pace of each individual and while we seek to challenge and help performers to grow, our goal is for our students and campers to find a way to be unapologetically themselves without restraint.
So come join us at the studio and share your truth with us!