Private Coachings via SKYPE

This is great, thank you! It was really fun working with you today. I am a little surprised at how well it went from an technology standpoint-pleasantly surprised, that is. I feel 100% more confident and relaxed going into this audition. -Michael Drumheller, Bass-Baritone

Nothing replaces a One-on-One Coaching in person, but Coaching via Skype does allow for more flexibility in scheduling, especially when we are not in the same cities. It also allows for some financial flexibility since you are not responsible for renting a rehearsal studio for us to work. There are more costs involved for me with printing the music and processing the transactions, but I am still able to keep my fee very low.

October availability will be posted soon:

Available times vary per day. Weekend Hours TBA.

Please read the following instructions for preparation and then contact Chuck Hudson to arrange dates and times for your private coaching via SKYPE.

  • I charge $60.00 per hour for the coaching. Once you confirm with me you will pay for all the arranged coachings in advance.
  • Payment must be received 24 hours in advance. I prefer using VENMO or ZELLE for payments.
  • It is your responsibility to arrange your accompanist for the coaching.
  • I need 48 hours to cancel or move a coaching time at no cost to you, since it will take me that long to replace the hour with another artist. You may cancel or re-arrange coachings after that, but it will not affect any fees paid or owing. Please note: due to limited availability, there are NO cancellations for Weekend coachings: once confirmed, you must pay for that time.
  • Please email me a pdf of a clean copy of the music or monologue 24 hours in advance.
  • If your piece is not in French or English, I will also 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.
  • Please allow about 1 hour for each aria, song, or monologue you want to work. Some arias with lengthier recits take about 90 minutes.
  • I need to be able to see your entire body as you are singing, so please place your camera at that distance.
  • 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.
  • PLEASE NOTE Singers who wish to work on The Doll Song from HOFFMAN, Glitter and Be Gay from CANDIDE, 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.
  • Some of the challenges of SKYPE coachings are poor internet connections which may create a slight timing disconnect between sound and video, and the cutting in and out of service. We will do our best to minimize this and to work around it during the session if they occur.