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"...It is so refreshing to meet someone so blunt and honest in this business and who is able to get straight to the point and skip all the bullshit (pardon my french) and I was literally hanging on your every word. It makes me wish everyone else in this industry was as Scottish as you!..."


"Helen gave me the confidence to stand up and speak for myself and speak to people. I feel more comfortable speaking to my staff using the improvisation skills I have learned."


"If I learned one thing (two things) from Helen, that is self belief and a sense of worth."


"Helen was excellent at presenting. She made the course fun and easy to follow. I feel more confident in presenting to my team than I did before."


"...I can unreservedly recommend Helen to you as a teacher and trainer. She undoubtedly has all the attributes and skills required and would be an asset to any team."


"I can't believe I have learnt more about the acting industry and certain acting techniques in two days than I did studying at Telford [Edinburgh College] for three years."

"...The pupils all loved Helen and had a wonderful time creating their own work with her. Helen has a wonderful way of empowering the children and young people she works with through helping them find the confidence to execute their own creative ideas."

"Helen created a friendly atmosphere and gave good constructive feedback. Brilliant."


"Helen gave me the confidence to stand up and speak for myself and speak to people. I feel more comfortable speaking to my staff using the improvisation skills I have learned."


"I really enjoyed every minute of the workshop. I learned so much in just 2 days. I would definitely recommend it to anyone."


"Well, what can I say apart from a massive thank you. Your knowledge of the workings of this industry are second to none..."


"Helen is a star! She not only exudes professionalism but is also highly knowledgeable. She has been a huge help to me and I can happily recommend her to others..."


"Helen Raw was excellent. Very good at relaxing us. I feel our colleagues can be better informed after this course because I believe I can deliver a better presentation to them after attending..."


"Helen is great!! She makes you feel comfortable and you can express yourself where you might feel you're not doing it right, and Helen makes you put it right in a way for you to understand it!!! Brilliant. Thank you."


"...I'm looking forward to my next class with Helen and know that her fair, honest feedback and her innate madness will take me to my next level as an actor..."


"Helen Raw is outstanding. Does she know her stuff? Hell yes! ..."


"Everything is made so clear and I could actually see the technique that is taught working instantly in me and others. I came out of the class feeling very confident..."


"...Helen was excellent...I left wanting more..."


"Helen is great I really enjoyed every minute of the class, I learned so much..."


"...Helen was warm and friendly and there was a good learning atmosphere."


"The workshop was a great insight into the REAL world of acting..."


"I felt invigorated each evening walking back after the course. What a wonderful introduction to acting ..."


"...The session with Helen was extremely informative with plenty of time for practice and individual feedback. Helen was really supportive and we all made leaps of progress in the session! A real confidence boost - Thank you!"


"I found Helen extremely knowledgeable and uplifting..."


"...Relaxed and friendly teaching style..."


"One word to describe Helen...brilliant!..."


"I loved the 2-day workshop, Helen is very informative and makes you feel so comfortable..."


"Very good, best drama teacher I have ever had."


"The workshop is a perfect balance of information, encouragement and actual practice of performance skills. It's a brilliant opportunity to learn and try out new skills in a positive, supportive environment with a teacher who is hugely talented, passionate and knowledgeable about what she does..."


"Helen is a fabulous teacher, she has boundless energy and has the right balance of honesty and encouragement..."


"I would highly recommend these workshops to anyone who wants to develop their acting and performance skills. I more in 18 hours than I've done in the previous 18 months."


"Helen was very professional and friendly. Her excellent teaching skills have been helpful and insightful and I will certainly recommend Helen and look forward to working with her again in the future!..."


"I had a wonderful one to one session with Helen who helped me with singing techniques. She is incredibly knowledgeable and has a wealth of experience that she happily shared with me. I felt I was given some great practical advice and some excellent tools to help me progress with my singing career. I would highly recommend anybody looking for the same to get in touch with her..."


"For anyone who wants to get started as an actor, there is no better place or person to go and see but Helen Raw. She is friendly, approachable, very knowledgeable and full of common sense. If you listen and follow her advice, you too can make it to Cannes, like I did this year!..."


"Working with Helen was inspirational..."


"Hi Helen... I just wanted to thank you and say the parts that I did manage to catch were absolutely

brilliant. I forgot how ridiculously funny you are! I also forgot I've actually met you and been to your workshops before! I think it must've been about 4/5 years ago at a previous Actor Expo..."


"Very good teaching & coaching environment. Excellent advice given..."


"thank you for such an informative, insightful & hilarious seminar today! :)"


"I just sat in on your last seminar. I wanted to thank you for the refreshingly honest advice and to say your direct attitude was hilarious! My favourite seminar of the day."


"Hi Helen and really thanks for your inspiring session on Saturday at Actor Expo. It's always lovely to be in your presence and the energy you radiate. I read your interview in Equity (magazine) yesterday :)"

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