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My Coaching Philosophy

A coaching session is a time for a performer to receive fresh, direct, and compassionate feedback about their musical performance, whether it be of a piece they’ve done a million times before or of a piece new to them. My coaching philosophy is built on 5 principles, which, when combined together, create a safe, productive space for effective collaborative communication between performer and pianist. When applied, these principles result in growth and progress from the performer within the session and create a base for growth outside the session.

01

A SAFE SPACE TO MAKE MUSIC

It is important to me that all coaching sessions provide a space for the performer to feel safe and open to explore the music and make bold mistakes. Progress does not happen from a perfect performance (and those never happen anyway!). Progress is made from making mistakes, loud and proud, and, in turn, growing and learning from them.

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A SAFE SPACE TO MAKE MUSIC

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DIRECT & EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

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TOOLS & TRICKS TO USE OUTSIDE OF THE SESSION

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 COLLABORATION SKILLS

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A FRESH PERSPECTIVE & DEEPER UNDERSTANDING