I’m sorry for posting hastily. I’ve woken up to many vet coaches either gently or in a diplomatically irritated tone telling me I’m missing part of the picture: the veteran coach part of the picture. I can see their point. Let me elaborate:
A few qualifiers:
1) it’s a free market. whatever you’re paying, if you feel it’s fair then it’s fair. if you’re paying a lot but the coach is good, then it’s good. there’s no hard, fast rules.
2) i run the UCB school but what i’m saying here is NOT official UCB opinion and I am not an active coach. What i express here is my personal opinion. My opinion in general is that coaching should not be prohibitively expensive, but yes that is a subjective term.
Okay, so what made me post my last post was thought of people who are in their third or fourth improv class EVER and they are FIRED UP on improv. Their eyes are aglow and they want to “DO IT RIGHT.” I remember that feeling. You are in a state where you can watch someone do a sound and movement for two hours and rationalize that you saw a real work of art because you just love everything about improv. I worry that these people think they’re doing it wrong if they’re not paying TOP DOLLAR for a coach.
These are the same people that teachers like me tell, all the time, GET IN A PRACTICE GROUP. And we mean it, because you need reps.
NOW, I worry for those people that they are getting taken either by coaches who do not deserve a high rate OR coaches who DO deserve a high rate but maybe aren’t a NECESSARY fit for what you need on a regular basis.
Let’s say there’s two general categories of coaches: