IF I GO TO THE BEST SCHOOL,
STUDY WITH THIS PERSON,
AND PRACTICE REALLY, REALLY HARD,
THEN, I WILL "MAKE IT."
How many of you are thoroughly exhausted
by this tired, old LIE?
I see you over there with your second (or third) coffee, oscillating between burn out and practice guilt.
No matter how many pep talks you hear from your well-meaning teachers, you still struggle with fear of the unknown. You still get anxious on stage, and believe the lie that something is wrong with you.
"I should be good at this by now," you tell yourself, referring both to stage fright and that one phrase in your solo piece that's still not "there" yet.
Then you hop on Instagram only to see that an old roommate just won an orchestra job. You're kind of happy for her, but a part of you wonders if the countless hours you've spent in the practice room are enough. You push aside, for the thousandth time, the nagging thought of "what am I going to do with my music degree?"
you're not alone.
Here's where I jump in and tell you:
What if I told you that your time in your degree,
or wherever you are right now,
could set you up for a successful, fulfilling career?
I'm Elizabeth and I've built a portfolio career as a performer, teacher, clinician, and speaker. I'm passionate about helping musicians just like you turn their talents into a thriving, rewarding, and profitable livelihood.
I offer lectures and workshops at colleges across the country about life as a professional musician. From creating a successful private studio, to asking businesses for their support, to finding resourceful ways to fill the needs in your community:
I'm here to help you unleash your inner genius and create a career that is as exciting and dynamic as you are.
Elizabeth's presentation was highly engaging, relevant, and I personally found her to be wonderfully relatable while sharing excellent “real-world” advice and experiences. My students responded extremely favorably, evidenced by the numerous positive conversations that they shared with me after the event. Without a doubt, Elizabeth’s residency positively impacted my students and the content that she presented will help guide their professional decision making after they graduate.
— Jonathan Nichol
Assistant Professor of Saxophone
University of Oklahoma