In private coaching sessions, we'll identify your current abilities and challenges and then discover together how to move toward your goals. Your needs determine our focus during the sessions.
Why Private Coaching?
Perhaps you've been struggling with a particular challenge around your speaking for some time. You've researched the challenge and found exercises on YouTube that claim to fix the issue, you've bought books, you've purchased mini-courses, etc...and while you feel some improvement, the issue keeps showing up.
The truth is, we can't really self-assess AND fix our own challenges, especially when it comes to something like speaking (which is really best when we're not self-conscious). We need an outside source (who is also an expert in their field) to help us discover what our goals and challenges are, and to give us tangible tools for achieving those goals. That's where I come in.
I have over a decade of experience teaching voice, accents, acting, and communication. My background in performance (I have my MFA in acting) plus years of training as a coach (I'm certified in Fitzmaurice Voicework®, Knight-Thompson Speechwork, and Organic Intelligence®) means I have a wealth of knowledge for assessing your speaking as it is now, and for providing a tailored arc of training that will help you achieve your specific goals.
Where will we meet?
All sessions are over Zoom.
I'm located in Los Angeles, and can potentially arrange travel to you at an additional fee (to be arranged in advance).
How long are sessions?
Sessions last one hour. I will occasionally prorate lessons to be longer or shorter than an hour, but this will need to coordinated in advance.
How often are sessions?
Most clients do one session per week. (Less than one session per week isn't usually helpful.) Depending on your goals, you may finish after a few sessions or continue working with me on a regular basis.
What's your rate?
My regular rate is $150/hour, though I also offer a sliding scale of $100-$150 an hour for performers. Partial scholarships for private coaching are also available; email me to apply.
What will we cover?
Since private coaching is tailored to your needs, we'll discover together what we want to work on in each session. Before the first session, we'll talk about your goals and challenges, and I'll create a session plan. You can find out more about the types of material I teach here.
What should I bring?
You don't need to prepare anything for the first session, though if you're preparing for an audition or presentation or other specific event, it will be helpful to send me those materials in advance.