Samek Music

Performance Mentoring

Performance Mentoring


Perform at your Peak!


As distinct from teaching, mentoring is discussion-based without an instrument. It is offered not only to musicians, but any individual facing concerns relating to performance demands in their professional lives.

  • Students or professionals of all ages are welcome to book a session
  • Sessions to be held at Victoria’s London music room or request a venue of your choice
  • Sessions are also available via phone or Skype
  • Sessions are typically 90 minutes

Live performance isn’t restricted to the performing arts. People in business, academia, industry, retail, healthcare, hospitality all need dependable, reliable performance strategies.

Sessions involve the guidance and management of both practical and psychological aspects related to performance. Combining science theories and models from her Performance Science Masters, research and a lifetime involved in practice and performance, Victoria is able to respond to individual needs with a pragmatic and unique perspective.

Fundamental to her approach is supporting the individual in developing their own ways of performance preparation and performance which will result in competence (which drives motivation) and autonomy (which drives commitment). It is from this basis that a positive response to the demands of performance will result in a successful outcome from which control, clarity and confidence will be realised.

Victoria’s experience in mentoring includes musicians from the Royal Military School of Music, professional players, actors and individuals preparing for interviews and auditions.

With her sensitive, practical and pragmatic approach, embracing a depth of knowledge gained from Maters in Performance Science which has lead to her developing a new and innovative method scheduled for publication September 2018.  You can benefit from her experience and personal insights.  



* assuming London location

How to book a Mentoring Lesson:

1. Using the form below, email Victoria with a booking request.
2. A date and venue will be agreed. If the session is to be in Victoria’s studio, you will be sent a map and clear instructions.
3. Payment to be made via PayPal.
4. You will receive confirmation of booking and receipt.



Victoria has gained the trust of those who have spoken to her.

‘As a professional musician who has suffered with acute performance anxiety, particularly with auditions, I have found Victoria’s explanation of the OPC method to be a revelation. It is allowing me, through thinking scientifically and check-listing, to cut out the negative internal dialogue and preconceptions and focus purely on the job of music making. In the past I would have thought that the act of working in this manner would inhibit my playing even more but it has had quite the opposite effect and I would really recommend this system to anyone who has similar problems.’ 

After each mentoring session, Victoria will send a follow-up sheet. This would normally include a summary of the session, clarification of topics where needed and any relevant further readings or studies felt appropriate.

Further information or questions can be addressed by contacting Victoria via email:


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