Private Coachings in Boston

My next coachings in Boston will be February 15-19, 2020

Saturday Feb 15 12PM to 4PM
Saturday Feb 15 5PM to 8PM
 Sunday Feb 16 12PM to 4PM
Sunday Feb 16 5PM to 8PM
Monday Feb 17 12PM to 4PM
Monday Feb 17 5PM to 8PM
Tuesday Feb 18 12PM to 4PM
Tuesday Feb 18 5PM to 8PM
Wednesday Feb 19TBA
Wednesday Feb 19TBA

Thursday & Friday at The New School of Music, Cambridge
Saturday & Sunday at New England Conservatory of Music (NEC Students Only)
Sunday Evening at Berklee College of Music

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 or Sunday 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, and ipad, or a copy with lots of music notes on it, but a clean copy on paper. 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

Read what performers say about coaching with Chuck Hudson.