MUSIC MASTERY EXPERIENCE
Mindful efficient practice
can completely transform
the way you perform
and feel about-music making!
If you think this would change your life…
… then this program is for YOU!
Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier
Invites you to join :
THE MUSIC MASTERY EXPERIENCE
A TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY TO LOVING THE PRACTICE ROOM, ROCKING THE STAGE, WINNING THE JOB, AND TAKING YOUR CAREER TO NEW HEIGHTS
A 3-month experience for all musicians, starting September 21, 2020
… an established performer and/or teaching artist wanting to take your career to new heights…
…a young musician at the start of your journey and reaching for the stars…
… a teacher wanting to guide your students to excellence…
… a passionate amateur wanting to revitalize your personal practice…
Inside this 3-month experience, you’ll discover how to implement mindful & effective practice techniques, make them habits, and get RESULTS!
"Renée has brought incredible value to my life as a musician. With her sincerity she creates a safe space to grow. The support, knowledge and guidance she provides has deeply transformed my practice and my confidence as a violinist. Definitely the best investment of 2020!"
- Ingel Mättas -
"Under Renée’s instruction, I have grown immensely as both a musician and a person. Renée has pushed me to constantly strengthen the finest technical details of my playing while adding deeper artistry to my performance, resulting in many successes.
The positive learning environment she creates has helped me gain greater confidence in myself as well as value the importance of patience and perseverance in pursuing my long-term goals.
Without question, I definitely would not be the musician that I am today without Renée!"
- Rebecca Edmunson -
Have you ever stood on stage and thought…
“What’s going on? Who’s this person playing?
Nothing feels good, nothing feels familiar!
Why am I so uncomfortable?
This sounded so great just yesterday!”
Or walked away saying to yourself...
“Well, that was a lot of work for a whole lot of nothing!
So many sacrifices for such an awful experience!
So many mistakes! This is so disappointing!”
And, how about the frustrations in the practice room?
Feeling stuck, tensed, unfocused, inadequate.
We’ve all experienced those feelings of powerlessness and anger at some point or another. In the practice room, in rehearsal, and in performances.
BUT IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
Mind First and Foremost…
When we approach practicing mindfully, with a clear purpose, and we know how to channel ATTENTION and INTENTION, powerful things can happen!
As we know, the biggest obstacle between a musician’s artistic vision and its ideal realization onstage is poor quality practice. (That is IF there is an artistic vision of course! But that is a discussion for another day…)
Our biggest sin: default mode!
We “play” for hours and call that practicing. No real intention or focused awareness.
Unsurprisingly, this slows down the process and leads to performances that are not up to their potential.
Getting intentional about attention
is the antidote to stagnation!
Mindful practice allows us to achieve the full integration of the music in our mind and body, letting our artistic vision shine through.
Mindful practice strategies can help you cultivate attention, ignite your interest, restore lost focus, increase your problem-solving abilities, accelerate your progress, and improve your performance.
The Music Mastery Experience can get you there!
Getting more BANG for your buck in the practice room and using each minute to the fullest
Learning repertoire faster and BETTER
Knowing exactly what WORKS when it comes to performance preparation
Being rid of the bad habits that SABOTAGE your progress in the practice room
Having the mindsets that can BOOST YOUR PRACTICE into hyper-drive
Knowing your effective performance prep strategies got you in an OPTIMAL PERFORMING STATE
Walking on stage feeling super CONFIDENT and ready to rock
Feeling FREE and at total ease while you perform
Walking away having achieved YOUR goals
Feeling that your practice is
MEANINGFUL, ENJOYABLE, AND IMPACTFUL!!!
With the right tools, systems, and mindsets, practicing becomes a completely different experience!
Fueled by meaning and curiosity, and guided efficiently by a sound framework, your work will be infused with effective creativity, that will unleash your full potential!
By redefining your approach to practice and performance preparation, you leave behind frustration and stagnation, and you reap the benefits of a highly fulfilling relationship with music-making! As in, loving the practice room, rocking the stage, winning the job, and taking your career to new heights - WHILE ENJOYING THE WHOLE PROCESS!
"Renée has a very detailed and well thought out approach to teaching mindful practicing techniques and performance strategies. I highly recommend this program if you’re looking to reenergize your practicing with new ideas and hone your performing/audition methods. The group was also very supportive and I met a lot of interesting people!"
- Kathleen Covalt -
"I worked with Renée in preparation for a major recital for which I was feeling strong anxiety. She guided me through a comprehensive and completely doable plan of exercises and techniques in order to not only survive on stage, but thrive!
The result was a recital where I felt completely calm, joyful, connected to the music and my recital colleague. In short, I'd never felt so comfortable on stage before.
I have kept these techniques with me and they have continued to nourish my performances, giving me continued joy and connection in everything from intimate recitals to large-scale concerts.
Renée possesses the rare combination of insight, warmth and comprehensive understanding of the on-stage experience to take anyone's anxiety-ridden performances to a place of joy."
- Laura Nerenberg -
For three months, I’m taking handful of motivated musicians on a journey to new artistic heights in a highly personalized group coaching experience!
The Music Mastery Experience
Over the course of 12 weeks, you will learn to direct your attention and your intention, and to channel them to a level of productivity and performance you’ve never experienced before!
You will start seeing results from our first session, and you will experience a life-changing transformation by the end of the program!
In the Music Mastery Experience, we will cover (in detail) the many aspects that constitute a powerful practice and performance preparation regimen:
Focus & productivity
You will walk away with a high-performance practicing tool kit that will allow you to unleash your true potential!
How would your teaching feel if you knew that you had more tools and strategies to help your students achieve the same results…
Practice Make Over
We will tackle the elements necessary to take you from frustrated and stuck, to engaged and efficient in the practice room!
You will learn:
My signature Deep Practice Model to learn repertoire faster, better, and deeper
Mindful Mindsets that will increase your awareness, focus, and critical thinking in the practice room
Memorization techniques that you’ll remember 😉
Drills & skill builders that will improve your technique
Creativity tools to powerfully enhance practice
Self-recording techniques for maximum progress
Effective goal-setting methods
Efficient time management, planning, and tracking systems
Various learning processes and how to use them for maximum results
Performance Make Over
We will work on the techniques that will have you go from shaky to fully confident onstage and transform the way you perform forever!
We will cover:
Mindful and exhaustive prep methods that will have you completely ready
Mental preparation & performance anxiety management
Mock performances and auditions
When you feel empowered in the practice room, you’ll experience more impact and opportunity on every front in your artistic career!
"Working with Renee is a wonderful experience. She puts a lot of time and effort in for the people in her program and has lots of wisdom to share. I feel like I can go to her with any issue I have and she will support me and help me through it. You should do this program because the concepts can also relate to how to deal with issues in life itself as well as in music. If you want to learn more about the process from sightreading that new piece all the way to performing it on stage, do it!!"
- Emily Zwijack -
"Working with and learning from Renée has been such a valuable experience for me in my musical life as well as my personal life. Each meeting leaves me with a renewed joy in practicing and understanding of mindfulness. I am consistently inspired by her genuineness and support."
- Bella Kelly -
I’m Renée — a violinist, teacher, high-performance coach, clinician, and personal growth junkie!
I’m also the host of the Mind Over Finger Podcast and the mom of 2 vivacious little ones!
I’m an active performer, teacher, and high-performance coach, and I help musicians develop the skills they need to practice and perform optimally and to rediscover their love and purpose for music-making!
The Music Mastery Experience is my passion project. It grew out of my desire to help musicians of all levels develop the skills to practice more mindfully and achieve the results they want on stage and in life!
To help my students raise their awareness and efficiency in the practice room, I brought together years of experience in the field with thorough academic research, and I developed a system which combines an effective deliberate practice frame with specific mindful mindsets, and I have seen the quality of my students’ performance improve.
In my studio and my online presence, my goal is to invite all musicians to pause and reflect before jumping into mindless action while practicing - to work in a more deliberate, purposeful and effective way, and realize that they can enjoy the process by bringing creativity in their problem-solving approach.
The art of practicing is so often associated with grueling, painful, unpleasant work - necessary evil to get from the starting point to the concert stage.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY!
By being intentional, fully aware, and by feeling free to get as creative as we want in our practice, we can make practice itself become one of the most rewarding and fun parts of being a musician. And when the practicing part is handled this way, the performing soars like never before!
It is actually possible to get great results, progress rapidly, perform optimally, AND enjoy the process!
And I’m here to teach you how!
Want to join me
on this 3-month
Here’s what you need to know.
This program is for all musicians. All instruments welcome!
It doesn’t matter where you are currently in your journey! All that matters is that you are committed to expanding your impact in a big way.
This group is not just about practicing: it’s about going through transformation that empowers all aspects of your creative life. Be ready to get real (in a safe and supportive environment).
With my expertise and experience, I can cut to the chase quickly to identify the strategy that will best suit your unique situation. But it’s on you to step up and take action.
In the Music Mastery Experience, you’ll get targeted training, high impact strategies, and the support that will allow you to unleash your true potential!
Here’s what you get:
3 months of direct support
Weekly live trainings
Weekly group coachings
Private FB group
2-hour Getting Started group workshop
Specialized training with guest experts (1/month)
Handouts & customizable practice charts
Unlimited email support (response within 48 hours)
Do you want highly tailored guidance? Consider choosing the Premium option for personalized guidance including 1:1 support that is all about you! Here’s what you’ll get:
90-minute Kick-off Strategy Call to assess where you are, analyze your learning style, and go even deeper into your goals
30-minute Performance Assessment Session to get into the specific target areas of your playing and performance preparation
Monthly 1:1 call where I’ll provide extra support on all aspects of your process - to keep you moving forward as you step into new territory