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 is for YOU!

Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier

Invites you to join :



A 3-month experience for all musicians, starting September 21, 2020


Spots are limited.

Whether you’re…


… 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!

"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!"

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.


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.


  • 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


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!


and discover if this is for you

"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."


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:

  1. Practicing techniques

  2. Empowering mindsets

  3. Focus & productivity

  4. High-performance training

You will walk away with a high-performance practicing tool kit that will allow you to unleash your true potential!


And… teachers! 


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

  • Physical preparation

  • Mental preparation & performance anxiety management

  • Adversity training

  • Mock performances and auditions

  • and more…

When you feel empowered in the practice room, you’ll experience more impact and opportunity on every front in your artistic career!


"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."



I’m Renée — a violinist, teacher, 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 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.



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

Mastery Experience?


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. 


and discover if this is for you

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

  • Accountability partnerships

  • 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



Ready to supercharge your musical foundation through a meaningful approach to practicing and performing that supports your artistic growth?


and discover if this is for you

I can’t wait to chat with you!