Performing Arts Coaching

 

 

 

 

 

‘The guitarist, but also the human being that he is, appealed to me with his musical qualities, and especially because of the very strong motivation that radiates from his person. Paul will always seek the best of himself; for the benefit of his art!’
Roland Dyens, Professor of Guitar, Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique de Paris, France.

‘Paul’s profound understanding and internalisation of the Alexander Technique have a remarkable effect on his musical performance and teaching: he and his guitar become one. To witness this is a joyful intellectual and emotion experience.’
Ilana Machover, Alexander teacher, Royal Academy of Music, London.

Are you achieving your full potential as a Performing Artist?

To be a successful Performing Artist you need to be confident in yourself and know that your career expectations are routed in reality.

Where ever you are in your career your perception of the world around you and the ability to respond in a meaningful way to the challenges and obstacles that you face is key for your continuous growth as an artist and human being.

What would it feel like if you had someone who would listen to you without judgement but who was your sounding board bringing clarity to the solutions to your challenges?

I am here to be that person – just for you.

There is nothing that you cannot bring to your coaching session and below you can see some of the most common issues which my clients have felt were important to them.

  • Goal setting and results

  • Personality type and impact on career and professional relationship

  • Career aims

  • Practise and performance ergonomics

  • Ambition and self confidence

  • Physical and mental health

  • Stress and practise

  • Performance anxiety

  • Assertiveness and negotiation strategies

  • Motivation and commitment

  • Visualisation techniques

  • How to balance performing and teaching

If you want to know more about how I can help you contact me for a free discovery call.

'Anyone who is struggling with injury or seeks guidance with the way they approach guitar playing I strongly recommend they contact Paul. The sessions have done wonder for me physically and mentally.'

'Paul has not only been a tremendous help towards my recovery from De-Quervains syndrome but also a delight in discovering ways to approach my guitar playing. This was in the form of physically handling the guitar, correcting my posture, various mental and physical approaches to daily practice routines and eliminating tension within the body.

Paul’s kind and calm manner during the sessions were very reassuring. As I’m a nervous person at the best of times I did worry beforehand about the sessions and what would be involved. Due to distance the sessions happened via Zoom. This did not affect the outcome of the sessions at all. After each session I felt like I had improved and learnt something about myself and my approach guitar playing. I’ve been playing guitar for nearly 4 decades and teaching for 25 years, now I feel due to Paul’s knowledge, guidance and encouragement I am hopeful I can avoid injury in the future. I also feel able to pass on what I had learnt from the sessions to my pupils in schools and private. Anyone who is struggling with injury or seeks guidance with the way they approach guitar playing I strongly recommend they contact Paul. The sessions have done wonder for me physically and mentally.'

S Cliffe, guitarist.

'I’ve become much more conscious of my body while I’m writing, practicing and performing which will make me not only a more efficient player, but a more healthy and physically sustainable one too.'

Paul gives a perspective on guitar playing that I’ve never encountered before but feels essential for performers of all levels and backgrounds. After just one one-hour session with Paul I felt much better prepared to deal with the physical side of being a musician and instrumentalist. I’ve become much more conscious of my body while I’m writing, practicing and performing which will make me not only a more efficient player, but a more healthy and physically sustainable one too. Thank you Paul for your brilliant work.

Anton Pearson, guitarist from the band Squid.

'I am looking forward to touring again with a strong hand.'

If you are thinking of having a consultation with Paul, then I would highly recommend it. I had a 1-hour zoom consultation, and within that session, he was able to assess my playing in a way that no other teacher or specialist had previously. We both narrowed down the root cause of my RSI, which happened to be a warm-up exercise that I’d been taught eight-years prior. Paul’s approach was candid and genuine, and I felt a great sense of relief to have my problem so clearly spelt out to me. I am looking forward to touring again with a strong hand.

Bradley Hutchings, guitarist. UK.

'I am deeply grateful to Paul.'

I’m deeply grateful to Paul, and the team of experts he works with. In one session where he observed my playing and the issues I was facing, he identified with clarity some aspects that I had ignored for too long. I’m now working daily on the mind-set and the overall approach that Paul suggested to me, and I’m slowly but surely re-discovering the playing and music living that I’ve been dreaming of, for a very long time. Thank you Paul!

Marco Piccioni, musician and freediver, UK.