Private Acting/Musical Theatre Lessons and Coaching With Ginny Sain


Learn more about these art forms or prepare for your upcoming audition, talent show, presentation or performance by working one-on-one with experienced teacher and director, Ginny Sain!  


Ginny Sain graduated summa cum laude from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Arkansas, in 1995 with a degree in theatre.  She has worked as an artist in residence teaching theatre arts workshops in Arkansas and Oklahoma schools (including Monte Cassino, Mayo, and several other Tulsa area schools this season) as well as teaching and directing all classes, workshops, and productions for over 18 years with the very successful Stages Theatre for Youth program, an intensive actor training program for serious and dedicated young theatre artists in grades K-12, which she founded at the University of the Ozarks, where she also worked with college theatre students.  Ginny’s former students have gone on to gain admission to some of the most prestigious university theatre programs and professional training programs in the country and are now attending colleges and theatre schools, enjoying internships, and working professionally in Chicago, LA, St. Louis, New York City, Dallas, Orlando, Minneapolis, London, and many other exciting locations.   With more than 20 years of experience as a working director, choreographer, playwright, theatrical designer, performer, and theatre arts teacher, Ginny is thrilled to be back in Oklahoma as one of the founders of HeARTsong Creative Center!


-Acting with Ginny Sain (ages 9 through adult)
-Musical Theatre with Ginny Sain (ages 9 through adult)

-Performing Arts Combo - Acting and Musical Theatre with Ginny Sain (ages 9 - adult)
-Public Speaking with Ginny Sain (ages 9 through adult)

Rates for private sessions are as follows:

8 lesson package -
8 30 minute private sessions:  $240
8 1 hour private sessions:  $400

12 lesson package -
12 30 minute lessons: $360
12 1 hour sessions:  $600

You can also set up individual lesson sessions (no package) for $60 per hour. 

All lesson package fees must be paid in full up front.

Private lesson times can be scheduled Monday through Saturday at a time convenient for you.  Lessons will take place at LaFortune Community Center. Private lessons can be conducted in your home for an additional $8 per session.  If you would like to set up your sessions, please  contact us at [email protected] or call 918-226-9278.
 
 
 
Private Fiction Writing Mentoring Sessions with Author, Anna Myers

We are excited to offer private one-on-one writer mentoring sessions with award-winning Oklahoma author, Anna Myers.  Anna is one of Oklahoma’s most beloved writers of  literature for young people. She has written nineteen published novels and a brand new picture book, Tumbleweed Baby, and she has received four Oklahoma Book Award medals during her writing career, for Red Dirt Jessie, Graveyard Girl, Assassin, and Spy. Tulsa Burning, her novel set during the 1921 Tulsa race riots, is taught in junior high schools across the country.  In addition to receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oklahoma Center for the Book in 2012 and being inducted into the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame in 2013, she has received many more awards and honors from around the world and is regularly featured as a key-note speaker and presenter at writers conferences and conventions all around the United States.  Anna also spent over twenty years as a junior high English teacher. Retired from teaching now, Anna still loves sharing her passion for words, and for learning, with aspiring writers of all ages.  Choose one of the individually tailored mentorship package options below to get started working with Anna on your project!  Email [email protected] for more information or to set up a mentorship.

Please remember that mentoring doesn’t guarantee getting a literary agent or publication deal. However, it does offer the opportunity to work with a professional and experienced teacher in a very individualized one-on-one way to strengthen your understanding of your craft and of the writing process, to bring new energy and focus to your project, to push yourself as a writer, and to improve upon your finished product!

Year-Long Novel Writing Mentorship

Over the course of your year-long partnership with Anna, she will offer insights, support, tips, critiques, and suggestions to guide the development, planning, and writing of your novel from start to finish.  Whether you are planning to start a new project or have a current work-in-progress or old project you'd like to give some new momentum and direction, Anna will work in a personalized way to provide new ideas, focus, energy, and guidance.

This package includes:
-Two one hour in-person sessions (to take place in Tulsa or via Skype if you are unable to travel to Tulsa).  The first in-person session will take place at the beginning of your mentorship period, and the second about half-way through the process. 
- Two 30 minute phone mentoring sessions per month (24 total) to discuss plot, characters, problems, or anything else pertaining to the development and writing of your novels
-Written critique including line editing and suggestions for up to 300 pages of your novel.  (You may submit up to ten pages at a time for a total of up to 300 pages over the course of the year.)

Fee: $1,200 (may be split into two payments - one due prior to beginning and one due at the six-month mark)
Written Critique and Response

If you have a finished or almost finished novel, let Anna give you an incredibly helpful and indepth critique to allow you to revise and polish your project in the best possible way before you submit it to publishers!

This package includes:
-Written critique and suggestions for up to 200 pages of your novel, submitted all at one time.  Please note this is not a "line edit", but a written critique which will include constructive criticism, suggestions, and things for you to consider as you continue to move forward with your novel.
-One hour-long phone or Skype discussion session with Anna to discuss your critique, revisions, publishing and marketing options, etc.

Fee: $800
Jump Start Planning and Development Skype Session

In this fast-paced one-hour Skype session, Anna, will work with you on overcoming the hurdles that often stop writers in their tracks before they even get started.  She will give insights and suggestions regarding your plot and character ideas, discuss how to structure your project, share her thoughts on the writing process, and offer her best tips to get you off to a successful start with your new novel, picture book, or other writing project!

Fee:  $100
In-Person Development Session

Anna will meet you in-person (in the Tulsa area) for one three hour mentoring session to discuss plot ideas, offer help with structuring and planning your novel, picture book, or other writing project, and give tips, insights, and suggestions that will launch you on your way as you begin your writing.  This session does not include any written critique, but you may bring a short (no more than two page) sample from your novel, picture book, or other writing to the meeting with Anna and she will be happy to discuss it with you and offer suggestions as part of your session. 

Fee:  $300

Phone Development Sessions (12 Sessions, 1 Year Package)

Anna will speak with you once a month by phone for a forty-five-minute-long mentoring session to help you get through rough spots, offer help with structuring and planning your novel or other writing project, and give tips, insights, and suggestions into your plotting and characters, and guide you through the writing process over the course of one year.  This package does not include any written critique, but you may read some short samples or excerpts from your current project during each phone session and Anna will respond to those.

Fee: $600

"Anna Myers has helped me immeasurably with my novel."   Catren Lamb, Owasso, Oklahoma

"Anna patiently and expertly guided me through the process of writing my first draft and is now helping me revise my first novel.  It's been a very eye-opening and worthwhile experience."   Shirley Biggers, Memphis, Tennessee

"Anna Myers made me believe I could actually write a novel and led me to see that my work lacked the necessary tension for publication. I am now busy tightening the plot."   Liz Mertz, College Station, Texas