A view from the Bench: Audition Coaching

As both an accompanist and actor, Garrit has a unique understanding into what is required of an actor in an audition. Having played as an audition accompanist in NYC, and for classes and workshops led by top NYC casting directors, Garrit’s insight into today’s audition environment is truly unique. Not only is Garrit able to guide the actor through the technical process of auditioning (including the sometimes troublesome task of communicating with an accompanist!), but he is able to give the actor the confidence and know-how to work through any situation that may arise in the audition room. Firmly planted in the belief that the audition is yours, Garrit uses his experience to help you to truly create a comfortable, relaxed, and collaborative aura that will put you in control of your audition from the moment you step into the room. His students have gone on to book shows on Broadway, National Tours, and Regional Productions.


Garrit’s process of disocvery will breathe new life into your audition material. Working with Garrit, you will:

  • Find an audition cut that best tells the story
  • Discover new choices based on the music supporting you
  • Discover new, bold choices based in the reality of the piece
  • Ensure authenticity through organic discovery 
  • Have a level of preparedness to give your best audition performance while remaining free


Let’s face it: auditioning can be an arduous task, and can become mundane. With Garrit’s help, you will begin to approach auditioning as an opportunity to grow as an actor and singer, and walk away asking not if you got the job, but how you grew as a performer. Booking the job will be the icing on the cake! 


Pricing: 

  • $80/1 hour coaching. Price does not include cost of studio or accompanist. 
  • $45/30 minute coaching. Price does not include cost of studio or accompanist.
  • Studio must be booked by client. Garrit can assist in finding an accompanist for the session if necessary. Due to the process of an audition coaching, Garrit does not act as both accompanist and coach. 
  • 24 hours cancelation notice required. Full session charge will be required for less than 24 hours notice.
  • A discount of 10% is offered to students and members of performing arts Unions (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA, AFM)
  • Skype sessions are also available. 

To book a session with Garrit, click here. 



Vocal Coaching

With a foundation as a classically trained singer, Garrit uses techniques to insure vocal health as a basis to bring out the colors of the voice necessary for various styles including traditional musical theatre, contemporary musical theatre, jazz, pop, rock, folk, and pop/rock music through the decades. Using both his foundation and background as a singer and musician, Garrit will help you to:

  • Find the musicality of the piece
  • Finesse the colors of your voice and dynamic to truly tell a story
  • Find the right colors and sounds to suit the period/style of your piece
  • Find approprite cuts to best tell the story

Additionally Garrit can help you find new audition pieces, help to build a solid book, and simply play/sing through your cuts/book. Whatever your needs are, Garrit is here to help.

Pricing:

  • $80/1 hour coaching, $65/1 hour playing through music only. Price does not include studio.
  • $45/30 minute coaching, $35/30 minutes of playing through music only. Price does not include studio.
  • Studio must be booked by client.
  • 24 hours cancelation notice required. Full session charge will be required for less than 24 hours notice.
  • A discount of 10% is offered to students and members of performing arts Unions (AEA, SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, AGVA, AFM)

To book a session with Garrit, click here.


© Garrit Guadan 2017