Walk onstage prepared. Walk offstage satisfied.
Ok, you'll be satisfied while also clearly knowing some things can be better next time!
You are 7 Days away from entering your next performance with a solid plan, while feeling full of eagerness, confidence and belief.
Walk with me, step-by-step, through my audition-winning process in both preparation and performance!
Master Your Preparation
DAY 1 & 2
- Create your very own repertoire book where you will collect EVERYTHING with which you need to optimally train
- Craft your musical stories with downloadable worksheets
- Gain peace of mind
Master Your Practice
DAY 3 & 4
LEARN A SIMPLE FRAMEWORK TO BREAK DOWN DELIBERATE PRACTICE
so you can consistently choose your next step towards growth. Then, take that framework out for a spin using our downloadable practice journal template. Plan your work and work your plan!
Master Your Mental Game
- Get answers to the top ten questions I get asked about Fearless Performance
- Transform your performance mindset with affirmative and directional cues, so you can replace destructive thoughts quickly
- Equip yourself with performance mindset-enhancing tools that build confidence in performance
You've got nothing to lose but the gaps between what you can do in the practice room and what you actually do onstage!
WALK OUT OF FEARLESS PERFORMANCE 101 AND INTO YOUR PERFORMANCE ARENA WITH THE SAME TOOLS I USE.
Some of these tools will be on paper, some will be in your brain, and many you'll have made into habits so you can focus on what matters most while performing.
EXPERIENCE LESS GUESSWORK AND DOUBT.
More importantly, you'll have more methods to handle moments of inevitable doubt and fear!
TAKE YOUR NEXT STEPS TOWARD CONSISTENT PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE.
Taking steps is good. Taking steps towards your goals is better.
Hi, I'm Jeff.
Fearless Performance exists because I fear a LOT! Those fearful choices mix with choices of wanting to make music for a living, and the result is my deep understanding of fear and replacing fear in performance. I’ve made music more important than fear enough times to have performed both horn concerti and chamber music on six continents, and in the horn sections of dozens of orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, and the Boston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Montreal, and St. Louis Symphonies. If it’s success that helps you trust my methods, I often say, “I’m an idiot, but I’m a very successful idiot.”
If it’s struggles that connect you to my methods, I know struggles well too. You can watch my mouth go as dry as a desert in my Fearless Performance TED Talk of 2011. I quit horn in high school, and took 3 years off the horn. It was hard coming back to it, while also a good lesson in separating my self worth from what I did on the horn. Years later, while preparing for my Montreal Symphony audition I developed a hesitation in starting notes on my horn that has almost convinced me to quit a couple more times. I use my own tricks to start notes in every concert I’ve played since that 1994 struggle. I used my note-releasing tricks when I played guest principal horn with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Carnegie Hall, and I use it in the 75 concerts a year I perform with Canadian Brass.
Welcome! I’m ready to give ya all I’ve got. I’m Jeff, the fearful one…but also the successful one. I started with replacing my own fears. Then I found myself discussing fear with my friends to some good results. Now I get to help performers ranging from beginners to Cleveland Orchestra members, athletes to magicians, TED Talkers to entrepreneurs move closer to reaching their successes too.