Practice Coaching

One of my favorite elements of being a musician is practicing. After over 30 years of playing the violin, I’ve come to treasure the time I get to myself, to process the music I’m working on. It has taken a long time to get to this point. Practicing was not always enjoyable or easy to do. I think one of the hardest challenges musicians face is figuring out how to practice well.

Over the past bunch of years, I’ve begun to work with other musicians on developing their own practice regime. Much of the work involves slowing down, calming down, and cultivating physical, mental, and emotional comfort with playing ones’ own instrument.

I offer a nurturing environment that provides a safe space for musicians to work within. I focus on practice methods and tangible technical advice in order to develop and deepen musical understanding. I have worked extensively with the Alexander Technique, a mind/body awareness method, and will often use aspects in my own teaching to encourage less tension, develop mental focus, and enhance performance experience.  I am passionate about the art of interpretation and enjoy working with individuals’ interests to further their own unique expression.

If you are interested in working with me, you can contact me via email at bmacadamsomer@gmail.com or click here for my online coaching profile on the website Lessonface.com.