Sessions are charged at £40 per hour, whether face to face or online via video call.
All sessions must be paid for in advance, at the time of booking, by BACS. Bank details will be supplied when a first appointment is made.
I’m aware that circumstances may arise which mean that a booking needs to be rearranged for another time or day and on very rare occasions I might even have to do that myself. In order that we can plan our time accordingly and as a courtesy to both of us, however, I ask that any changes are made with a minimum of 48 hours notice. For under 48 hours notice, I have in place a mutually beneficial cancellation policy:
- Cancellations made by you within 48 hours of an appointment are charged at 50% of the fee. Appointments cancelled within 24 hours of the appointment are charged in full.
- If I need to reschedule within 48 hours of an appointment the rescheduled appointment will be charged at 50% of the fee. If I cancel within 24 hours of the appointment I will provide the rescheduled session free of charge.
A few guidelines.
Most clients book 1 – 3 hours at a time, although discounts are available for half or full days. Sessions take place at my dedicated office / rehearsal space at my home in Wallasey, Merseyside, however, if it’s more convenient for you and you have a suitable space then I can come to you. Travel expenses plus travelling time (at £20 per hour), will be payable on top of the fee, so it may be worth considering a longer session under those circumstances.
If you’re a professional actor preparing for a specific audition you’re only likely to need one 2-hour session, for those applying to drama school probably 5 to 20 sessions depending on how many pieces you need, how much work you do at home and how organised you are. If you’re wishing to improve your acting technique, sight-reading, presentation, etc more generally you might wish to come for regular sessions until you reach your chosen goal.
Whatever your circumstances there is, of course, no long-term commitment and you’re welcome to come along for 1 session to see how you feel about it before committing to further appointments. If you’d like to attend with a friend or associate to work as a pair I can easily accommodate that too – at no extra cost.