I can attend weekly Speech Arts & Drama Lessons with a Teacher??

Absolutely!! Currently we have three qualified Speech Arts & Drama Teachers located in Prince George. These teachers would love to welcome you into one of their weekly classes.  Whether you are four years old, or ninety-four years old, love of the written word, and a passion to perform are all you need to get started! For more information and details regarding weekly lessons (usually September to April), please contact one of these teachers today!  


Grace Arnott is a Speech Arts and Drama teacher who helps students of all ages to achieve their performance goals.

Grace spent thirty-two years as a peace officer. As a school liaison officer she was privileged to teach prevention programs to hundreds of students from kindergarten to secondary school levels.

Her daughter’s involvement in Speech Arts inspired Grace‘s own Speech Arts journey. With Debbie McGladdery as her teacher, she achieved Honours level in Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) Grade 8. She established Kaleidoscope Kids Speech and Dramatic Arts in 2013 and continues to develop herself by attending workshops and engaging in ongoing studies in Speech Arts and Drama.

Grace encourages her students by developing their technical skills, artistic interpretation and the joy they can experience sharing their work with others. Some of her students have achieved RCM Honours Distinction and have been Provincial winners at the Performing Arts BC Festival.

Small classes are held weekly in her studio in College Heights. Instruction focuses on Festival participation, RCM Practical and Theory Exam preparation.

Grace is an avid reader, loves hanging out at Norman Lake during the summer and spending time with dogs Kota and Piper.

Grace can be reached at kaleidoscopekids2014@gmail.com or 250-617-9718



Melissa Glover has spent the last six years running her own acting studio, Shooting Stars Theatre. Melissa specializes in group classes with a focus on theatre. She uses scenes from Shakespeare and Modern texts to help young actors expand their acting tool kit. She runs a theatre intensive summer program at Theatre NorthWest presenting both modern and Shakespeare plays. These classes offer the aspiring actor an opportunity to work in an ensemble and to learn the creative process an actor goes through along with a variety of techniques and exercises to enhance the actor’s performance. Many of her students have performed in professional theatre productions, attended the Performing Arts BC Festival, won numerous awards, and have taken on small local film roles.

Melissa is also an aspiring director and has done 8 productions at Theatre NorthWest, including its highest-grossing show in 25 seasons, Million Dollar Quartet. She also recently worked at Western Canada Theatre in Kamloops working on a world premiere play, Meet My Sister by Bonnie Green. Melissa has also acted in many productions and received the best-supporting actress award for her performance in 12 Angry Jurors. Melissa believes the arts and theatre enrich our lives.

Melissa can be reached at  shootingstarstheatre@gmail.com





Caroljoy Green has been teaching Speech Arts and Drama classes for many years to students from pre-schoolers to teens (even seniors!). She feels passionately about helping students be empowered to find their voice and "shine"! Her classes focus on skills developed through drama games and lead to performances in the local festival, where students share poetry, book selections, mime, and act in scenes. 

Many students also grow their skills by preparing for RCM Speech Arts & Drama exams. In addition to the fun... increased confidence, vocal clarity & power as well as a love of literature are common outcomes.

Each year she helps several elementary classrooms prepare choral speaking pieces for the Prince George Speech Arts & Drama Festival, and her students have gone on to compete in Provincial competition with Performing Arts BC. She also serves as an Adjudicator at Speech Arts & Drama festivals. She loves producing plays & teaching drama skills as the High School Drama Teacher at Cedars Christian School (After Hours, A Christmas Carol, Anne of Green Gables) and teaches RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) Theory courses in Speech Arts & Drama.

- Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Cum Laude, from Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL.
- RCM Grade 10 Practical Exam with Honors
- RCM Level 2 Speech Tech & Theory Exam; First Class Honours with Distinction
- RCM History and Lit 1 Exam; First Class Honours with Distinction
- Currently, preparing Hist & Lit 2, ARCT, and looking forward to an Improv workshop in the lower mainland in the spring of 2020.

She has two grown children who both speak well, thanks to the Speech Arts training they received from Deborah McGladdery (Micah, RCM Grade 6; Anika, RCM Grade 10). In her free time, she enjoys green tea lattes, reading, music and hanging out with her dog, Sierra. shinespeecharts@gmail.com



(Inclusion of a teacher’s name on this list does not constitute an endorsement of specific teachers)