Private coaching / Taping auditions

“Where Passion Meets Mastery”

A performing artist herself, Sara has coached her students & clients to work in film, television, commercials, and on stage. She has coached them to book jobs like Spy Kids 5, Stranger Things, Fear the Walking Dead, Claws, On Being a God in Central Florida, and the upcoming Mo Amer series, to name a few) and to gain acceptance into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Stella Adler Studio of Acting, American Musical and Dramatic Academy, HSPVA & TUTS Academy among many others. 

“Do you have a burning desire to find your next level as an actor but lack clarity on how to make that happen?  My goal is to empower my students by combining my years of experience and training with my knowledge of the ‘business of the business’.  I want you to have the skills necessary to develop yourself as an artist and to know how to move forward with your personal career goals.  My commitment for all my students is that they gain the tools needed to fully express their gifts.

“I can help you be better than you ever thought possible.”


NOTE: You can choose to have me coach you through Zoom or in person!  Geography doesn’t have to get in the way of you accessing first-class custom coaching that will be a complete game-changer!

TAPING:  $85/hour, $50/ 30 minutes – includes filming, coaching, being your reader, editing, & rendering clips

  • All videos are sent via We Transfer – please download to your computer immediately upon receiving
  • File reduction request after file is rendered & sent to you: $15/video
  • FOR ALL TAPINGS:  bring 1 copy of the script for me and a printed copy of all taping/slate instructions
  • – LOCATION:  Memorial area – directions given upon booking

COACHING/PRIVATE LESSON:        $65/ hour, $45/30 minutes – session must be prepaid 24 hours before appointment time (I can also coach you and be your reader via Zoom if you want to tape at home).  To set up a lesson, email me at s sara@ytbuff.com and I’ll add you to my weekly lesson blast.

READER ONLY via ZOOM:  $40/hr

LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION:  If you have studied with me weekly for 3+ months, I am happy to write a letter of recommendation for your college or acting program application free of charge.  If it needs to be uploaded by me personally to more than one portal, it’s a $25 flat fee.

VIDEO REVIEW:  $15 – I will review your demo reel, home audition tape, media clip, etc. and send you a video giving my feedback.  This is perfect if you just want a brief critique and suggestions for improvement (if any is needed 🙂

MONOLOGUES Two options are available for monologue selection:

  1. Book a 1 hour coaching session and I will bring several selections from my collection and we will decide on selections together, as well as make any necessary cuts.
  2. Alternatively, you can request a specific monologue type (dramatic, classic, comic, etc.) & length, and I will do the research, select, cut and send you a scanned copy.  Rate is $25 per monologue selection.

Payment Options:

Contact:         sara@ytbuff.com

424-388-0307


What if I have to cancel or reschedule?  Please provide a 24-hour notice when cancelling or rescheduling.  If you must cancel same day, please text me directly at 713.443.3532, don’t e-mail.  Same day cancellations are subject to a charge of $45

What can I expect from a private lesson?  I shape private lessons based on the skill level and interest of the student.  I can mentor you and help you create a plan to reach an upcoming goal.  I can consult with you about navigating the business. I can help you find a monologue, practice cold reading, work on improv skills, analyze a script,  or help you do scene work with a friend – whatever you need to develop your skills and be prepared when opportunity knocks.

What results can I expect?  Students & clients of mine have booked parts in commercials, films and television; booked stage roles (including the Alley); are routinely accepted into talent agencies; and have been accepted into acting programs locally (the Alley, TUTS), in New York, in L.A., and at the university level.

“Where Passion meets Mastery”