There are many ways to improve your skating and a mix of private lessons and group tuition is a good way to start. Private 1-2-1 are available at Queens from NISA qualified professional coaches. All the coaches are independent of Queens, therefore you will need to deal direct with the professional to book a lesson(s).
Should you have difficulty in contacting a professional or have any issues with the service provided, you should call our office on 020 7229 0172 and ask for the duty manager. Costs vary but you should expect to pay £10.00 upwards for a 15 minute lesson in addition to the session entry fee.
Remember that practice makes perfect!
Zoia Birmingham - was the winner of 'Strictly Ice Dancing’ on BBC television along with partner David Seaman, the former Arsenal & England goalkeeper. She is a gold standard skater and a NISA registered coach. She was a one time member of the Team GB Olympic Squad and has represented her country both nationally and internationally. Zoia demonstrates skating moves in the 'Young Ice Skater' publication which aims to teach children the correct moves on ice. She puts fun into skating and by her patience always gets the best out of her pupils. She is equally happy teaching complete beginners as she is with competitive skaters. Zoia can be contacted either through Queens on 020 7229 0172 or by visiting her web site at
Emma Murphy - teaches all ages and levels with a fun approach. She has competed at international level and has a passion for the sport. She is a NISA registered instructor and teaches 1-2-1 or private parties and groups. Emma can be contacted on – has had 8 years ice show experience with Holiday on Ice and Disney on Ice. He is a NISA registered instructor with a number of years teaching experience and teaches children and adults of all ages. He can be contacted on - is a former British dance champion, British solo dance champion and British junior world competitor. She has represented Great Britain in the European and World Championships and was a member of the British Olympic squad and has competed internationally in Russia, France, Japan, Germany, Bratislava and Finland. As a registered NISA coach she is now putting all her valuable experience into the next generation of skaters. She teaches pupils of all ages and ability and can be contacted on - is NISA registered coach and has been teaching at Queens for a more than 20 years. While her pupils range in age from 3 to the 80s, she's as happy teaching the serious skater as
she is with the casual and recreational skater and is a great believer that lessons should be fun and enjoyable. She runs a stroking (exercise) class, jointly, every Sunday morning at 9.15 am. Susan can be contacted for bookings on -
Dan Smith - has been coaching at Queens since 2003. He enjoys teaching skaters of all levels from beginners through to IJS level competitors. His students have enjoyed competitive success at club and national level competitions in both free skating and ice dance. Contact him on or his website
Faye Morgan – has skated from an early age and competed both nationally and internationally. She has also performed in ice shows and has choreographed many show events. Faye is a NISA registered coach and has taught figure skating for over five years and teaches all ages and abilities. She is available for 1-2-1, group lessons or parties and can be contacted on - was a junior British Ice Dance Champion and a Finnish Champion. He has competed internationally as well as in the European and the World Championships. A NISA registered instructor, he has more than 10 years teaching experience both in the UK and abroad and enjoys teaching all age ranges and standards, either 1-2-1 or in groups. Jamie can be contacted on - has coached at Queens for a considerable number of years and specialises in figure skating and synchonised skating. She is a gold medalist in both disciplines and coaches children and adults of all abilities. As registered NISA coach she has trained novice, junior and senior champions. She has also choreographed ice shows and galas. For further information about booking a lesson with her call - was a one time national junior figure champion and represented Great Britain in free skating and ice dance at senior level. She has been teaching figure and ice dance at Queens for a considerable number of years to pupils of all ages and abilities. She can be contacted through the Queens reception desk on - began skating at an early age and has over ten years open competition experience. She won a gold medal at the 2000 British Senior Solo Ice Dance Champion. She is a NISA registered coach specialising in free skating and choreography. She is also teaches off ice dance in tap and street dance. Her vibrant enthusiastic approach to teaching makes lessons both fun and exciting. Stefanie caters for all ages and abilities and can be contacted on – has had over ten years experience as a show skater travelling globally with Holiday on Ice. She is a NISA registered coach and coaches skaters of all ages and abilities either 1-2-1, groups or parties. Sarah can be contacted either on – comes from a skating family and could skate before she could walk. She was a one time team leader and a member of the GB Synchro squad and represented GB internationally. She has choreographed show events and has performed in numerous ice shows. NISA registered, Lucy enjoys the freedom the sport offers and is happy teaching either 1-2-1 or groups of all ages and abilities. Lucy can be contacted on 9.