Private Lessons

Private Training with NYCSS

While NYCSS provides a weekly Wednesday night class, it may not always fit your schedule or needs. Private lessons may be the better way to go! This more individualized approach to your training will help you learn faster with the specificity that comes from one on one attention. This is perfect when preparing for an audition/role, or gives you more opportunities to intensify your training.

NYCSS offers private lessons which provide quality instruction paired with the flexibility and convenience of working around your schedule. The individual attention of private lessons will polish skills and can fix problems early before they become a habit. 

To inquire about availability and schedule a lesson, email us at

There are two ways to take private lessons: with Jared Kirby or with an NYCSS instructor.

Jared Kirby:
1 hour lesson = $150
2 hour lesson = $200
3 hour lesson = $300

*please note that Jared’s standard rate is $250/hr, but the above discounted rate is offered to non-corporate events.*


Certified NYCSS Instructors:
1 hour lesson = $75
2 hour lesson = $150
3 hour lesson = $225

*Please note the above rates do not include the cost of a training space.*


You are responsible for covering fees for space. Lessons are typically offered in midtown at Studio 353 (353 48th St. between 8th/9th) or Ripley-Grier Studios (520 8th Ave) and run between $25-$30/hr. 

If you have access to a space for free our instructors may be able to travel to you. 

We are also happy to work outside in a park when the weather cooperates. There are several parks we rehearse/train in which don’t mind a little screen/stage combat happening. If this is the plan, please be prepared to cover the cost of moving to an indoor space if the weather does not cooperate. A lesson can not be cancelled due to the weather.

Cancellation policy
Instructors are arranging their schedules to facilitate this training which includes passing up other gigs. If you need to reschedule a lesson it requires one week notice or you will be expected to pay the fee. This may include space rental fees if it can not be cancelled.

Ready to Schedule a Lesson?
Email us ( with more details about your goals, interests and times that are best for you. 

-In moments of stress, we do not rise to the level of our expectations; we drop to the level of our training.