Speech & Drama Programme 2024

A child’s greatest form of art is their ability to express themselves. Here at TAS Academy, our wholesome multi-level curriculum is uniquely catered to allow students to engage, challenge, and spark their creativity. We strive for our young minds to gain invaluable experience by encouraging them to practice early adaptive skills such as leadership, communication skills, and the ability to work well in a group.

Our courses run once a week on either Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday, your choice, for 10 weeks per semester.

Course Fee:
RM500* per semester

*Registration Fee:
New Students: RM50
RM20 off for Eslite Malaysia members.

Call 03 – 4047 9036
WhatsApp Us at +60 18 266 3383

Click here to read more about preschool  speech & drama programme (3-6 yo).

2024 Registration
To register your interest, please fill in the form here.

How does it work?

Speech & Drama @ TAS Academy is catered for students 7 – 18 years of age, with three semesters in a year. Our teachers and students will explore the evocative language and performance of poetry, dialogue and scenes, monologues, songs and music, movement or dance, creating their own work and appreciating the classics. Theatre games to build relationships between classmates, to encourage group play and self-confidence and awareness, is a fundamental pillar to our approach. We strive to create an environment that nourishes and encourages our innate creative potentials.

Multi-level groups, also known as mixed levels (new and returning students) are combined together in a class. Students are often hampered by a fixed and stagnant learning environment. This creates a sense of rigidity, restricting them from being free and fluid. We believe that students learn and grow at their unique pace, hence providing more advantages to a more flexible, multi-level group model. 

By conceptualising a curriculum approach that honours continuous growth and development, students engage with teachers and friends for as long as they continue to stay with us. This removes the barrier of a rigid level of teaching and learning. Additionally, our returning students will develop a sense of leadership by mentoring and assisting new students in activities and conducting our showcase. They will be given the opportunity to take on an artistic role such as directing and script writing, allowing returning students to experiment with their knowledge while instilling a sense of mastery based on what they have learned.


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Teacher Jeremy

A young and energetic educator, Jeremy Ang, has been involved in numerous theatre performances since he was in high school. He has also trained under the programme of one of the pioneering children’s theatre companies in Malaysia, Greenhopper Theater. After finishing his internship in Taiwan’s theatre company, Jeremy returned homeland to complete his final year at the Drama and Film Department of New Era University College, specialising in stage production and children’s theatre education.

Jeremy appeared in various performances and productions, including “開心死了” (2018), “迴家” (2019), “Game On” (2019), “babebibobu 2.0” (2019), “蠶豆” (2022), “The Swordfish Then The Concubine” (2022), “Black n White”(2022),”King Lear” (2022), “The Curious Incident of The Dog at the Night-time” (2023), and “Grasstraw Festival” (2023).

He has been awarded several times for their accomplishments: First-Class Male Actor award in the High School Drama Awards (2013), Second-Class Male Actor Award (2014), Second-Class Music Composition Award (2018), and Second-Class Director Award (2018).

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Teacher Axyr

Axyr Hanz William is a theatre practitioner with a passion for all forms of storytelling, both creative and corporate. He is an alumni of klpac’s iconic Theatre For Young People (T4YP) programme which he joined in 2017 and has since starred in and directed multiple works for SHORT+SWEET Malaysia in 2017 and 2018. His other notable works include starring in TheatreThreeSixty’s production of “The Fall Of The House Of Usher” and “A Man For All Seasons”.

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Teacher Farah Rani

FARAH RANI is an actress based in Kuala Lumpur. In her career spanning 18 years, Farah has been an avid theatre practitioner, having performed in Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Adelaide, Brisbane and New York City. A six-time recipient of The Boh Cameronian Arts Awards, Farah is most known for her roles in Instant Café Theatre’s ‘Parah’ (as Melur), ‘Nadirah’ (as Maznah), Playground Productions’ ‘Projek Disko Baldi’, The Actors Studio’s ‘Kandang’ (as Bintaga), ph7 Productions’ ‘The Language Archive’ (as Emma) and Instant Café Theatre’s ‘Gold Rain & Hailstones’ (as Amy). Her film credits include Dain Said’s ‘Iman Untuk Bulan’ (as Ida), Amanda Nell Eu’s ‘Tiger Stripes’ (as Ustazah), and Liew Seng Tat’s ‘Flowers In The Pocket’ (as Cikgu Dara). Farah was trained at the Michael Howard Studios in New York City.

Farah is currently a part-time lecturer at Sunway University and has taught for BluBricks, ThinkCity, TheatreSauce, Hush The Theatre and The Language Studio.

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Assistant Teacher, Jinnie Lim

Jinnie is a Penangite who graduated with a degree in Performing Arts in University Malaya. For her role as Potato Head in klpac’s “Big Head & Potato Head”, Jinnie won the “Best Actress” award for the 9th ADA Drama Award. Besides acting on stage, Jinnie also actively involved in stage management and conducting drama classes for children.

Jinnie had participated in Kaki Seni Arts Exchange 2013 which the team travel to Iran to perform “The Abrisham Journey- Mythical Month”, and tour in Malaysia. Her other on stage credits include: “Aku Cinta Jarak 1 Meter”, “The Tapir” (KL, Kanchanaburi and Singapore), “Nana And Ah Lu”(KL, Penang and Bangkok Harmony World Puppet Carnival),  “ Mr.Fox You’re Special”, “ Mystery of The Phoenix Tree”(KL, Jakarta and Chiang Mai),  “Dear Elena Sergeevna”, “Aku Cinta XXX 2011” , “Gila-gila to The Moon” , “Aku Cinta XXX” and many more!

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Assistant Teacher, Loh Zhi Xian

Loh Zhi Xian is a Year 2 student in the Department of Drama and Visual at New Era University College. He participated in drama club activities led by the Red Sister Theater Company and competed in external competitions during elementary school. In high school, he served as an assistant in several children’s scout camping activities, enjoying the process of teaching and playing with children.During university, he took part in stage plays such as The Blue Bird, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Crucible, HAMLET INFINITY, and The Seagull.


Dance Teacher, Sharyl

Teacher Sharyl is a professional dancer and dance teacher based in Kuala Lumpur. Sharyl started her ballet journey at the age of 6 and continued her dance education at Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan (ASWARA), where she completed her diploma and degree in dance.

Since 2023, Teacher Sharyl has been teaching ballet, contemporary dance, and Bollywood dance to kids at Sri KDU Subang. She has also been involved in many fun workshops, projects, and events over the years. Some of her exciting performances include the Southeast Asian Games 2017, Hari Unesco Malaysia 2018, Malam Konsert Hora Horey Live Didi & Friends 2019, Bollywood Workshop for Lite.fm 2022, and Yuvan Live in Singapore: HIGH ON U1 2023, among many others.

Come meet Teacher Sharyl at klpac, who will always greet everyone with a cheerful and sweet smile!


Dance Teacher, Ang Zhen Wei

Meet Teacher Z, also known as Ang Zhen Wei! She loves when children call her Teacher Z. Ang started her dance journey in her 20s and hasn’t stopped dancing since. She graduated with a diploma from ASWARA’s Dance Faculty and later earned her Master of Dance from University Malaya.

Teacher Z has danced her way through many performances both inside and outside ASWARA, including shows like GELOMBANG BARU, JAMU, and klpac’s Short and Sweet and Dance Box. Even during the MCO period, she kept the dance spirit alive by participating in online productions like Be a pART and Dance Showcase 2.0 with WuXu Dance Troupe.

She didn’t stop there! Teacher Z also joined online competitions with ChoreoArts’ Studio and shined in the International Dance Competition “Golden Dance” – Online Edition, earning a Gold Diploma. She also won second place in the Virtual Intervarsity Traditional Dance Competition.


Music Teacher, Joe Loy

Joe Loy is a dynamic figure in the music industry, balancing roles as a producer, educator, and performer with remarkable versatility. Initially gaining recognition as a contestant on Malaysia’s Akademi Fantasia, Joe transitioned to focus on music production and education. His career spans diverse roles such as sound engineer, session musician, and contributor to musical theatre.

He was part of the team behind “Follow the Light,” which won Best Musical Theatre at the 18th Boh Cameronian Arts Awards in 2023, and “Fortune Kooky,” which received multiple nominations.

As the founder of Brightlights Music in Kuala Lumpur, Joe has fostered creativity on a global scale, leveraging grants to develop impactful educational content for children in collaboration with institutions like Perpustakaan Negara Malaysia and NetEase. His initiatives, such as “Groove to English,” have enriched events like the Georgetown Festival, reflecting his commitment to innovative, interactive learning experiences. Joe’s dedication extends further as an adjunct lecturer at UCSI University and through workshops across the Klang Valley.

In his latest venture, Joe is celebrated for his involvement in the hit children’s animated series, “Anna & Hanna,” collaborating with Universal Music Malaysia to create this lighthearted series filled with fun sing-alongs for the entire family. It is available on YouTube, Spotify, and Apple Music.


The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre,
Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan
off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah,
51100, Kuala Lumpur

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