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
- Particular specialism in preparation support for auditions and interviews
- 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
Sessions involve the guidance and management of both practical and emotional aspects related to performance. With a unique perspective drawn from her combined experience as performing artist, teacher and lecturer with her academic research and writing, Victoria is able to respond to individual needs with a pragmatic, holistic and methodically practical approach.
Fundamental to her approach is supporting the individual in understanding their learning, from which to organise and prioritise systems and methods in performance preparation stage which will result in commitment in the performance. It is from a structured approach that pressures, anxieties and distractions associated with performance, will be deflected giving purpose and clarity to facilitate the tasks with an attitude of commitment and self-belief.
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 and practical 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 in 2019. You can benefit from her experience and personal insights.
BOOK A MENTORING LESSON
* assuming London location
How to book a Mentoring Lesson:
- Use the form below with a booking request
- Book via email
- You can contact Victoria directly with any questions http://samekmusic.com/contact/
- Once a date and venue has been agreed, if the session is to be in Victoria’s studio, you will be sent a map and clear directions.
‘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: firstname.lastname@example.org