FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
"I asked my coaches to look at my monologues and to be critical. I was speeding it up, slowing down, using extreme voice. Breaking down every line to go deeper. Connecting it to something personal in my life. Doing it so many times 'til I was sick of it, put it down for a day or two and come back to it. Lastly, I kept telling myself, 'I'm going to crush it!', and 'Why not me? I belong there.'"
-Sheldon Woodley, Accepted to Juilliard
When should I start coaching sessions?
You should book your sessions when your monologue is ready for coaching. Do NOT get a coaching session if you’re still memorizing. Here's why: you will be asked to make adjustments, and if you’re not memorized your session won't be as productive.
How many sessions should I do?
Depending on your situation, your level of desire, and your budget, you can get the right amount of sessions for you. The best bang for your buck is 14 sessions, and that is the most value we offer. With that 14-Session "Acceptance Loader" package, you're going to get a lot of dedicated time with world-class artists and coaches, which will rub off on your work in a very good way (obviously). Ultimately, when it comes to sessions, you have to assess your own budget and goals.
Do you recommend spreading the sessions out?
Yes. 1 session every 1-2 weeks is a good rhythm for a hard-working actor preparing for drama school auditions. Some do more, some do less. You want enough space between sessions so you can explore the feedback you got in your previous session and build on it. As you find new levels on your own, come back for your next session.
How does booking a session work?
Once you purchase the amount of sessions you want on our checkout page, you will receive a confirmation email, which will have a link to our private coaching calendar. That will allow you to see all the available time slots for you to book your first session.
Once you select a day/time, you'll receive a confirmation email with the coach you'll work with for that session. The system chooses your coach (not you) and we do that on purpose because it is more beneficial to get multiple eyes on your pieces as you prepare. You as an artist will be able to grow the most when you have diverse perspectives available to you. All coaches are equally effective at what they do and you'll have a blast with all of them.
What options do I have to pay for this?
Option 1. All up front.
Option 2. Payment plan. You must request this option via email, since it requires custom billing in our system. But we're happy to do it for you at no extra fee. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org to request setting up your payment plan. The entire process takes 5-10 minutes, and if that's what you need, we will support you!
Option 3. Earn it with job money. We have done this ourselves this many times for acting expenses. Taking initiative to get a job to pay for something you want is how you support your goals. Start now.
Do grades matter to drama schools?
Grades matter more at public universities (ex: University of Minnesota) than at private schools (Juilliard). To give you a perspective, our coaches GPAs were between 3.3-3.8. Our SAT scores were between 1000-1400. And we got into all the top schools.