Private Coachings in Washington, DC

Produced by the Potomac Vocal Institute

Sunday Sept 15 1PM to 5PM

$115.00 per hour, which includes the cost of the space and an accompanist.

Additional dates and times TBA:

Friday Sept 138PM to 10PM
Saturday Sept 148PM to 10PM

Please contact Elizabeth Bishop at Potomac Vocal Institute to arrange a coaching time.

She will provide you with payment information and the cancellation policy. Once the sessions are filled, we will maintain a waiting list to contact in case of cancellations.


  • Your aria must be memorized “off book.” For monologues we can work with the text in front of you.
  • 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.
  • 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 bring more than 1 selection in case we work quickly.


  • 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.
  • 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.

Please contact Elizabeth Bishop at Potomac Vocal Institute to arrange a coaching time.