Teaching – Learning to play an instrument is one of the most demanding skills an individual is likely to undertake. Other disciplines are equally challenging however the initial reasons for instrumental study, be it for pleasure or as a means for gaining extra qualifications, can be loaded with confused expectations and anxieties. Fundamentally my approach to teaching manages these challenges and overcomes these frustrations, giving each student practical tools. Organisational skills and emotional awareness empower the student to take a pro-active role in the understanding of their learning process. In that way, their confidence will be assured in performance.
Practice and Performance Coach – Pivotal to my process is the distinction between teaching and practice & performance coaching. Performance science acknowledges the many different elements in human performance which are integral to understanding the complexities of learning and problem solving. So much of life is about performing to the best of our ability, whether it is on the concert platform, in an exam or at an audition. In lessons, new information might be introduced alongside corrections, technical skills, and imaginative expression. However, it is when you are left to your own devices that the real work of consolidation begins.
Recognising the significance of Performance Science, Victoria Samek introduces OPC, a new and ground-breaking process for the 21st century performer, bringing together the theory of why with the practicalities of how! The fully integrated online digital courses and the ‘Playing with Science’ lectures will be launched in January 2021. But you can have a first-hand taster of this ground-breaking and inspirational approach by booking a lesson or coaching session.