SARA GASTON - Coaching And Classes

SARA GASTON - Coaching And Classes

5.0 (14)
11 years in business

About this pro

I work with each individual to help them reach their goals and find full self-expression.  I have studied and worked extensively as an actor and am always working to elevate my craft.

I love acting so much and sharing it with others is a joy to me.

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Credentials

Houston, TX 77024
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14 Reviews

5.0

  • Jay Corry

    The rare professor that wins Nobel prizes yet loves to teach...she cares about her students and challenges us every class. Amazing.

  • Emily Brown

    Sara was my instructor at Page Parkes, and I always felt like she had the best knack for understanding the depths of the characters we portrayed in class and also had a graceful way of being honest and encouraging at the same time! Her passion for the craft is seen outside of classroom as well, as she is committed to sharing knowledge and opportunities for growth within the acting community.

  • Eric Thompson

    Her passion shows when she teaches and she is willing to share her knowledge and make everyone better. She is honest and fair and provides the feedback one needs to improve. She definitely cares and it shows. Love Ms. Sara as a person and instructor she is great.

  • Alec Franco

    As a coach, I've worked with Sara on taped audition and with projects I was cast in, whether they were films or plays. I had a great experience working with Sara on every project. Her well rounded back ground gives her wonderful insight. She will guid you, challenge you and inspire you. I have also been a long time student. Her ability to be flexible and positive makes for a great on-going class to keep you in shape for anything that might come up. The feeling of the class is enclusive and supportive. Of course you will benefit more if you are disciplined and willing to challenge yourself.


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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I shape private lessons based on the skill level and interest of the student.   I can help you find monologue, practice cold reading, or help you do scene work with a friend – whatever you need to develop your skills and be prepared with opportunity knocks.

 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I received a B.A. in Drama from the University of Texas in Austin and have continued my studies with The Groundlings (LA),The Margie Haber Studio in Los Angeles (Courtney Burr), Steppenwolf with Jeff Perry of “Scandal” (also a founding member of the famed Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago), Kim Rubenstein (formerly of the Long Warf Theatre) and Dave Razowsky, Rick Kuhlman, & Sheldon Patinkin (Second City, L.A. & Chicago) and Guy Roberts of the Prague Shakespeare Company.


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Coaching:        $65/hr, $45/half hour

Basic Taping:  $65/hr, $45/half hour

On-going class: $175 for 4 weeks

*see website tab "Coaching and Classes" for additional details


How did you get started teaching?

It was suggested to me that I would be a good teacher.  I called up a local acting school, scheduled an interview and I've been teaching ever since.


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with students ranging from age 4-84 (seriously!).  Several of my students and clients have gone on to work in film, television and on stage.  I've helped many students get into the college acting program of their choice and win scholarships.  Recently, one of my clients booked a pilot for ABC and another booked a pilot for Netflix.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was painting at a cafe the other day and a young girl named Katie came to my table and told me she thought my painting was very beautiful.  It was so nice to have a young admirerer!  I asked her if she wanted to keep the painting for herself.  At first her parents were concerned because they saw me working on it for so long.  I gave it to her anyway and I think I got the better end of the bargain.  I hope it will inspire her to keep up with her own painting. :)


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

If you are unsure about how you want to proceed, book a half hour consultation so you can share your goals and see if that teacher is a good fit.  If that teacher holds group classes, ask to audit.  There may be a small fee but it's a chance to see how that teacher interacts with his or her students.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

The main question is what are they hoping to get out of taking lessons?  Is this a hobby? A potential career?  How hard are they willing to work on their own?


Lessons offered

Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons