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May 14, 2024

The first time I met Sir Yehudi Menuhin, the great master of the violin, I was a shy young girl who tremblingly asked for his autograph backstage after a concert he gave with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (my hometown).

The next time I met him, I was a teenager playing in a the finals of a competition for which he was the judge (the Stulberg International String Competition in Michigan). He spoke to each of us Finalists in turn, and when he got to me, he told me that I had a lot of fire within me. 🔥

That particular comment meant a LOT to me. Because, even though I didn’t win the competition (I won 2nd Prize another year), I felt that a deep and true aspect of my soul had been recognized.

Now, decades later, I am the teacher recognizing the fire within the souls of my students, helping them bring it out through the music they love.

🔥 Fire, passion, the creative “Spirit”, a spark of Truth, LOVE…

I don’t think it really matters what we call it, as long as we have the intuition that it’s something very real, hidden deep within, because it represents the truth of who we really ARE.

It is my firm belief that we musicians are meant to nurture that flame, build it, grow it, spread it safely, and use it to set others’ hearts on fire through the power of our music.

The problem is, having a fire inside of you can be scary – even dangerous – if you don’t know how to tend to the fire in the hearth.

You need to feed it, fan it, build it up… replenish the wood… protect it… and so much more to keep the fire going without letting it die out or rage uncontrollably into a rampage of destruction.

Anxious, depressed, angry, fearful, worried musicians haven’t yet learned how to skillfully tend the fire. How to direct the flame. How to re-ignite the passion when the light goes out.

I stopped performing as a soloist soon after I received that fantastically astute comment from Menuhin. Not because of it, of course. There were many reasons that I gave up my solo ambitions when I was 19 (there’s more about my story on my website, if you’re curious).

But now, having dropped those ambitions and come back full circle decades later, both as a perfomer and an expert coach for musicians teaching The Art of Freedom® Method for conscious living and masterful artistry…

…I’ve gained quite a lot experience, musically, personally, professionally, and spiritually.

These days, it delights me to teach my students how to awaken and tend to their inner fire, and use it to make better and better music, in a way that is EASEFUL and JOYFUL and LOVING… instead of terrifying.

Musicians need to learn:

🔥 To discover, honor, and prioritize their true Purpose. If it’s elusive for them right now, I help my students find their way pressure-free.

🔥 How to trust the training they’ve already received, combined with the miraculously well-functioning mind-body-person system they live in.

🔥 How to stop interfering with that beautifully organized system.

🔥 How to manifest their creative musical (and other) ideas into reality, through the Primary Instrument of the mind, the body, the heart-soul-emotions…. through the violin (or other instrument)… and out into the world through sound vibrations

🔥 How to get control over their thoughts and fully ENJOY being themselves, without fear, anxiety, judgement, and worry.

🔥 In short, musicians need to learn to respect, tend, and share the warmth of their inner Fire.

If you have no idea how to do these things, or you just need a bit of help, clarification, and step-by-step support from somebody who knows how to do this really well… message me.

I would LOVE to hear from you and we can have a chat about what’s getting in your way and how I can help you be yourself and share your fiery musical passion with the world!

Jennifer ❤️

p.s. Just send me a private message or send me an email at jennifer@artoffreedom.me if you want more information about what it would be like to work together. I look forward to connecting with you! 🔥


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