from anxious to confident
If you're like me, you probably love music.
In fact, you love music SO much, you can't see your future without it! But somehow, you feel stuck...
You'd rather eat spinach than perform alone. You feel like your technique isn't improving. You don't know the first step to creating the future you want.
That's where I come in.
I've been in your shoes.
First and foremost, I'm an INFP, an enneagram type 6, and a Libra... I'm basically the most indecisive person ever. I can never decide on an outfit in the morning or what I want to eat for lunch. You can usually find me working at school (when COVID-19 goes away) or at home with my two kitties and boyfriend. Either way, I'll have a cup of coffee in my hand and I'll be here ready to help you!
Here's my story... you might wanna grab a snack.
My friends in high school asked me to perform at Solo & Ensemble with them, which is a performance event put on by OMEA (Ohio Music Education Association). Our performance was great! The following year (2010), I played a solo. It didn't go well...
I had NO idea how to perform by myself! I'd never been in front of a crowd before, let alone with a freaking JUDGE in the room. Of course I was going to be anxious! I ended up getting a 2 (an Excellent rating), but I didn't feel excellent about that performance. In fact, I wouldn't feel proud of my performances until the day I performed my graduate recital. in 2019.
Ok. Here's the deal. You were taught all of the right things.
- proper fingerings (hopefully)
- how to breathe
- how to play in the right key signature
- how to articulate
- how to listen for what sections have the melody with you at measure 42
- when to play a dynamic level softer...
BUT you weren't taught how to manage your internal monologue, exist on stage alone, or how to get your breathing under control when you feel like you could hyperventilate.
Yeah. I know exactly what you went through. I'm here for you because I WAS you.
I went from a meek teenager who always hyperventilated and cried after solo performances to a competent and confident flutist who got herself a full ride to grad school.
I'm ready to help you change your life.
Are you ready?
Student Success Stories
(This could be you!)
- earned a seat in Ohio University Honor Band
- earned Principal Flute in Ross County Honor Band
- received a "1"/Superior on a Class B Flute Solo (x2)
- received a "1"/Superior on a Class B Piccolo Solo
- performed a solo work at a band concert (in front of the entire audience) (TWICE!)
- gained admission to Ohio University (x2)
- gained admission to Marietta College
- gained admission to Muskingum University
- awarded numerous talent scholarship monies from all universities listed
- earned Assistant Principal Flute in OMEA District 16 Honor Band