(in-person coachings on hold through self-isolation; See Virtual studios to schedule virtual training)
Private coachings in voice, acting, and auditioning are available by appointment 7 days a week. Coachings may be scheduled for 30, 60, or 90-minute sessions and are structured to address the individual needs of each student. Rates for coachings are $65/hour with the opportunity to purchase groups of lessons ($300 for 5 hours/$500 for 10 hours). Payments can be made by cash, check, PayPal or Venmo.
Voice Coachings provide students with the opportunity to improve vocal technique including increasing range, developing both the head and chest voices, gaining confidence, eliminating stage fright, learning how to "sell a song", and adding musical theatre and jazz songs to the singers "rep book" (repertoire) which are not only the best songs to showcase the singer's current level of skill and experience, but are most appropriate for auditions and a variety of performances including cabarets, formal recitals, casual coffee house performances, and competitions.
Acting Coachings are most often dedicated to coaching a particular role for which the student has already been cast, to choose and polish appropriate monologues for specific audition requirements, or to confidently prepare sides (parts of the script) provided for auditions for stage (plays and musicals) and screen (film, television, and commercial).
Audition Coachings offer students the opportunity to develop professional presentations of appropriate monologues and songs when auditioning for school, community, regional and professional theatre, as well as film, television, and commercial projects.
College Audition Coachings assist the student interested in pursuing a degree in musical theatre, acting, or other performing arts-based degree programs in navigating what can often be an overwhelming audition process. Students and their families receive exceptional guidance based on thirty years of experience assisting high school seniors in successfully auditioning for programs best suited to their personal educational and career goals, beginning with the recommendation of a personalized list of schools which offer reputable programs led by an outstanding faculty and represented by successful alumni. Audition requirements vary from school to school and within the degree programs offered. Cara has provided professional college audition coaching for over 100 students who have been accepted to the country's leading performing arts programs including NYU Tisch, Wagner, Syracuse, Ithaca, Elon, Emerson, The Cincinnati Conservatory, Point Park University, Penn State, SUNY Purchase, Belmont University, USC, and The University of Michigan.