Private Coachings in Boston

My next coachings in Boston will be November 7-10, 2019

Thursday Nov 7 1PM to 4PM 3 Sessions TBA
 Thursday Nov 7 5PM to 8PM 3 Sessions Left
Friday Nov 8 1PM to 4PM2 Session Left
Friday Nov 8 5PM to 8PM 3 Sessions Left
  Saturday Nov 9 Noon to 4PM2 Sessions Left
NEC Students Only *
  Saturday Nov 9 5PM to 9PM 3 Sessions Left
  Sunday Nov 10 12 Noon to 4PM 3 Sessions Left
NEC Students Only *
  Sunday Nov 10 5PM to 9PM 3 Sessions Left

Studio Locations TBA. Some times may shift due to studio availability.
* Saturday & Sunday Daytime sessions will be released to non-NEC singers at a later date.

I will generate a waiting list in case we sell out.

Please read the following instructions for preparation and then contact Chuck Hudson to discuss dates and times.

  • You must arrange to have an accompanist with you for each coaching if you are singing. I will suggest some coach/accompanists to you if you have difficulty finding one.
  • I charge $60.00 per hour for the coaching. Once you confirm the studio with me you will pay for all the arranged coachings in advance.
    • It is your responsibility to arrange the studio space in your name and the accompanist separately.
  • Payment must be received 48 hours in advance.
    • I prefer VENMO or ZELLE for payments.
  • I need 48 hours to cancel or move a coaching time, as it will take me that long to replace the hour with another artist. You may cancel or re-arrange times after that, but it will not affect any fees paid or owing. Please note: due to limited availability, there are NO cancellations for Saturday coachings: once confirmed, you must pay for that time.
  • Please allow about 1 hour for each aria, song, or monologue you want to work. Some arias with lengthier recits take about 90 minutes.

* Please bring 2 copies of the music or monologue: one for the accompanist and one for me. Please do not bring your bound score or a copy with lots of music notes on it, but a clean copy. If your piece is not in French or English, I will need a legibly written word-for-word translation on the line of music: not a translation on another page, and not the existing English translation of the piece which is not word specific. I prefer my copy to be “loose pages” and not taped together as you would for an accompanist.

  • Your aria must be memorized “off book.” For monologues we can work with the text in front of you.

* Please be familiar with the entire opera or play and not just the aria or monologue. Our work of creating Action will be informed by the context of the selection within the entire work.


* We will work on Audition Material such as an Aria from an Opera or Song from a Musical. We will not work on Art Song or Lieder unless agreed in advance.

* Singers who wish to work on The Doll Song from HOFFMAN, Glitter and Be Gay from CANDIDE, Mein Herr Marquis from DIE FLEDERMAUS, or “scenas” like Ophelia’s Mad Scene from HAMLET, Max’s Aria from DER FREISCHUTZ, Non monsiuer mon mari from LES MAMMELLES de TIRESIAS, or Zerbinetta’s Aria from ARIADNE: these pieces generally require me to stage the aria rather than coach the aria. If you would like to work on these pieces, please let me know in advance as they require special considerations and will require a longer period of time or number of sessions.

See photos of Chuck’s Coachings at San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program

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