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Rachel Brennan: Building Confidence

Mar 16, 2024

Rachel is a highly qualified and passionate educator in the field of Speech and Drama. Beginning as a student at age 5, her dedication to performance and communication grew with her extensive experience in eisteddfods, stage shows and showcases.

Achieving her qualification in 2003, Rachel has been teaching speech and drama for 19 years. She currently is the director of a highly successful private studio and is also the principal Speech and Drama Educator at Meriden School for Girls in Strathfield, Sydney.

Rachel is currently a Director of the International Music Education Body (IMEB), as well as a syllabus consultant and senior examiner for speech and drama. She has been examining for 9 years and has extensive adjudicating experience.

Rachel is enthusiastic and deeply committed to developing communication and performance skills and gifts in students. Her mission is to ‘encourage and develop confident and creative communicators, in any environment.’

It was an absolute joy to sit down and talk with Rachel.

About the IMEB

IMEB was formed in 1998 by Dr Tim Smith and Dr Darrell Hines in response to many requests from teachers of music, speech, drama and theatre arts looking for an alternative examination system. Examinations are perceived to be more flexible and accessible than some other examination systems. All examiners are highly qualified and experienced teachers and therefore have a good understanding of the problems faced by both teachers and students.

Being an international board of examiners, IMEB delegates can be found around the globe, such as in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Sri Lanka. 2021 saw a change of leadership and new innovations to take the IMEB into the modern era. To contact the IMEB and to get in touch with your local delegate please visit www.imeb.com.au


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