Performance Coaching

  • Music Business Careers,  Performance Coaching,  Stage fright

    Interview with VIBE Magazine: Stage Presence & Performance Anxiety

    STAGE PRESENCE & PERFORMANCE ANXIETY   Vibe Magazine asked me to be their guest expert to critique a few performances by Frank Ocean, Nicki Minaj, and Jay-Z.   Here is the article that was compiled by Seth Berkman:   Seth Berkman interviews Performance Coach Laura Kessler for VIBE Magazine  |  May 2012  

  • music business,  Performance Coaching

    How to Move From Classical to Rock

    Laura, Do you have any advice for a classically trained musician trying to break into more popular commercial formats? I have 20 years of experience, a Bachelor of Music, and am a very good sight reader and ensemble member, but I feel less competent and stiff trying to improvise on rock and pop. Any suggestions? -Classical but Cool CBC, This is such a common scenario, and one I even went through myself at one time long ago. You didn’t mention what instrument you play, however the strategy would still be the same for all instruments. First, recognize and appreciate the many advantages you have hailing from your classical background rather…