Welcome to Blackrod's

Hub of Creativity

Jamie Taylor and Beth Eccleshare established Rhapsody Academy of Performing Arts in September 2011. Starting out with a Sunday group and just 5 students, Rhapsody has grown over the years to become a hub of creativity. We now operate 5 children's groups, deliver performing arts sessions in schools and nurseries and also provide one-to-one coaching each week. Our students have the opportunity to take part in regular performances including Blackrod Scarecrow Festival, Blackrod Christmas Lights Switch On and regular Academy Showcases to name but a few. 


Our Mission at Rhapsody is to give students a taste of the professional industry as well as instilling a sense of individuality and creativity. The students’ knowledge of the three main disciplines, Dance, Drama, and Singing will be developed throughout their training and provide them with first-class performance techniques.

Beth Eccleshare

Co-Director & Performing Arts Tutor

Beth has been involved in theatre and performance from a young age, taking on lead roles to direction. She trained in Acting (Professional Stage Practice) at The Arden School of Theatre and has worked professionally as an actor and director. She is passionate about practical stage training and ensuring students gain real stage experience


Jamie started singing lessons at the age of 12 and has continued training since, achieving his Grade 8 with Trinity, London. He then went on to train in Musical Theatre at The Arden School of Theatre in Manchester. Jamie has a passion for performance and teaching and ensuring that Rhapsody Students work to their best potential.

Jamie Taylor
Co-Director & Performing Arts Tutor