Do you ever feel like something essential is missing from your technique, but you just can’t figure out what it is – no matter how hard you try, and no matter how much you practice? ?
As a professional musician, you know all about practicing – you’ve been practicing all your life.
You’ve had great teachers?️♀️ and gone to excellent schools? … you understand the finer details of how to work on technique and musicality?… and you can quickly and easily prepare repertoire for performance.
You know plenty about historical context, nuances of style and sensitive musical phrasing, and you know how to deliver an excellent performance. ???
But something still isn’t working. ?
Even though you sound great on the outside, you still have this niggling feeling on the inside that something essential is missing to take your playing to the next level, but you just can’t figure out what it is.
What’s going on?!?
It turns out nothing you’ve ever been taught has really gotten to the root of why you’re still not playing up to your own high standards and fulfilling your true potential.
? The problem is… a musical education doesn’t show you how much your musical success depends on your ability to skillfully master your mind. ?
The reality is… if you really want to master your technique at the highest level and fulfill your potential as an artist, there are two things you need to do:
? Harness the power of your mind;
? Bring your body under your precise, conscious control.
When you learn how to do that, you’ll be able to:
? Discern whether your thinking is constructive or self-sabotaging. If you find that negative, self-critical, or perfectionistic thoughts are getting in your way, you’ll know exactly how to let go and shift into a relaxed and creative flow state to get the results you want.
? Know when your thoughts are messing up your coordination, hampering your technique, and blocking your freedom of expression.
? Achieve consistent technique under any circumstances by bringing your conscious awareness to what your mind and body are doing in the moment, giving you full control over what you choose to do next.
? Know what your priorities are. You’ll know what you need to focus on more – and what you need to focus on less, so that you can learn quickly and stop wasting time and energy when you practice.
? Know exactly how to release excess tension at the first signs of discomfort, so you can prevent pain and overcome performance anxiety long before they show up. Plus, you’ll know exactly what to do if they’re already present and you want to feel more comfortable and in control.
- Enough knowledge of historical context and style
- Tried-and-true and cutting-edge practice strategies
- The best tips on how to make music and play your instrument from the masters…
?But you will keep getting in your own way until you learn how to bring your thoughts and movements under your conscious control, enabling you to express your musical ideas with effortless ease…
?…and you will forever be baffled by what you’re missing.
That’s why, in my private coaching programs, I don’t assume you know how to harness the power of your mind (most people don’t).
Instead, I teach you all of the necessary foundations for skillful learning so none of that is left up to chance.
This approach delivers a powerful, step-by-step process to teach you exactly how to integrate your mind with your body for superior coordination and performance.
Even though this is the essential foundation that everybody needs in order to master – not only a musical instrument – but your whole musical SELF…nobody else out there is addressing this.
Unless your whole self is skillfully coordinated from the top down, with your mind in charge of your thoughts, emotions, body, and creative artistry, you will always fall short of your own expectations and suspect that something essential is missing – because it is.
⭐️ If you’d like to learn more about how The Art of Freedom® can help you skyrocket your musical skills and fulfill your potential as an artist, message me or email me at Jennifer@ArtofFreedom.me so we can have a chat and I can share more information with you.
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