Private Coaching—YC Online!

Looking for more personalized training?

Sign up for 1-on-1 coaching with our experienced A.C.T. faculty of Bay Area artists and theater makers.

*Please Note: YC private coaching sessions have been revised to accommodate current "shelter-in-place" guidelines. No private coaching sessions will be held in-person.
Private coaching sessions will only meet online, until further notice.

Enrollment Info
  • Duration & Price: Each private coaching session is 60 minutes, priced at $115.00 per session. At checkout, you may indicate for how many session(s) you would like to sign up.
  • How to sign up: click the "Sign Up" button above to register. First, you will be prompted to answer some questions about your specific coaching needs and goals, along with your availability. Next, you will choose how many sessions you would like to sign up for* before being directed to checkout.
  • Private coaching sessions are available to students grades 3–12 looking for some individual attention from one of our A.C.T. instructors.
  • All of our private coaches are talented Bay Area theater professionals, and are matched up with each of our students based on their specific coaching needs.

  • *Please note:
    Once you have signed up for a private coaching session, it can take up to 3 business days before we are able to match you with an appropriate instructor and contact you with a list of available dates.

    For any other questions about our private coaching program, please email

Our coaches can help you:
  • Prepare for auditions of all kinds, including:
    • Musical theater auditions*
    • College pre-screen video auditions**
  • Select headshots and résumés
  • Choose appropriate audition attire
  • Prepare for applying to undergraduate theater programs
  • Select new audition monologues
  • Interpret direction from auditors
  • Make bold choices based on research and textual analysis
  • Break down scenes and monologues into “beats”
  • Converse with casting directors knowledgably
  • Scan and interpret Shakespearean text
  • Learn basic dialects


*For musical theater audition coaching, please note that coaches will work with students using recorded accompaniment provided by the student or a cappella. If you would like to request a live accompanist in addition to the coach, the additional cost is $40 per session.

**For pre-screen video recording, there is an additional $30 equipment & recording fee per session. 

Duration & Price

Each private coaching session is 60 minutes, priced at $115.00 per session. At checkout, you may indicate how many session(s) you would like to sign up for.


All private coaching sessions will be conducted online until further notice. Click here to learn more about A.C.T.'s updates related to COVID-19.

Refund Policy

  • All refund requests must be sent in writing to both your coach and the Young Conservatory Inbox at

  • In the event you must cancel a scheduled private coaching session, a full refund will only be given if we receive a written request by email at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled session. Full refunds are also given if either the coach or the YC must cancel the session and it is not possible to reschedule.

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All Students Welcome

Students of all abilities, racial identities, and gender identities are welcome and encouraged to sign up or audition for YC programs.

Scholarships Available

Email for more information about scholarships and financial aid.


For additional questions/concerns, including any issues regarding access to technology for Zoom/online classes, visit our YC FAQ page or email

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