Do you wish you could control the mental drama around your performances or auditions?


  • Good thing I got that master's degree, I can't even advance in an audition...

  • My dad was right, I should have done something useful...

  • I worked hundreds of hours and spent hundreds of dollars and couldn't even play 4 excerpts before they stopped me, this was all for nothing.

  • I clearly just don't have what it takes.

I used to be the QUEEN of this kind of self talk. Believe me, this road ain't easy. Aren't we supposed to be doing this because we love it?! That's where this stuff gets complicated and really freaking hard. How do we stop the drama and actually learn to enjoy the process of living our musical lives?

Managing your thoughts is the only way to get there.

Thoughts that work for you specifically to implement in your practicing, performing, and your life to reframe your thoughts and relieve yourself of the mental drama. 


  • You don't compare yourself to others while scrolling through Instagram. 

  • You apply for those super hard summer festivals and orchestral auditions knowing you can handle the rejection letter, should one come your way. 

  • You don't get frustrated in the practice room because you know which thoughts serve you and which ones don't.  

  • You don't google new career paths every other day because you have managed your anxiety about the uncertainty of this industry.

  • You don't care what people think when you go to perform. You like how you play and you truly believe that you have something to offer, because you've practiced this mindset. 

Welcome to Mindset Coaching for Musicians.

One-on-one coaching sessions that will tame the mental drama. 

What you'll get:

  • You'll get worksheets to track your thoughts in the practice room, so you can see how you're making yourself fell, and then systematically work to change them.

  • You'll get a Performance Anxiety guide that brings awareness to what's really going on in those inconsistent performances. 

  • You'll develop a process to help deal with those times of rejection and frustration. 

  • Finally, you'll learn a thought model and how to use it effectively. This is the most life-changing thing I have ever come across and I want to share it with EVERYONE. You will be able to track your thoughts, feelings, and actions to get the results you want in your life. 


Are you ready to stop getting in your own way?




2 Half-hour Sessions 


3 Half-hour Sessions 


Why take my word for it?

Because I have BEEN there. I have lived that audition circuit life, that undergrad, master’s, artist diploma, AND DMA life. I’ve been a college professor, performed in professional orchestras across the country, played countless recitals, taught masterclasses, and applied for so many competitions it makes my head spin. And, you bet I have dealt with so much rejection. This stuff is HARD. Since managing my thoughts I have built confidence, had consistent performances I am proud of, and stopped the absolutely terrible self talk I used to have around my career, playing, and life in music. I absolutely know it will work for you too.


I’ve never done anything like this, I don’t even know where to begin?

Everyone fills out a questionnaire before the first session so I get a good idea of what’s going on in that brain of yours. 

I don't know if this is the right time, I've got a lot going on... how much time does this take? 

I think the real question is: How much time are you willing to lose to your mental drama and spinning thoughts? How much more money are you going to pay to take auditions when your thought's aren't managed? Thought work and managing your mindset takes small implementations of simple concepts. You don't have time to NOT manage your mind.

Do you offer refunds?

During our first free consultation we discuss if we will be a good fit, and decide to move forward with more sessions together. However once we have agreed, I do not offer refunds. 

I have a different question, how can I reach you?

Let's go to the contact page


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