'Instruction, Coaching, Development'
Taking you from struggling artist to working industry professional
So, do you dream of being in a Broadway musical? Or, getting on to a show like 'The Voice'? Maybe, you want to come to Nashville and try to make it on "Music Row"? If you are talented and aspiring to be a performer, you may have lots of dreams and plans that may all seem too big and impossible. Well, I'm here to tell you that they aren't too big or impossible. I'm Susan, The stage coach. I chose that name because I work with people who dream of a life on stage and I'm a certified life coach. (Get it?) Now you are probably thinking "Life coach what???" Basically, a life coach is someone who takes those big, impossible sounding dreams and breaks them up into small realistic goals that you can easily accomplish.
Then, before you know it... mountains have been moved.
We are a full artist coaching and development facility. We believe in charging fair to ridiculously inexpensive prices to give you anything you need to survive in what can be a very tough career. The first lesson being, it really doesn't have to be nearly as hard as everyone makes it out to be. Sometimes when an aspiring performer sees that truth and how it really works, they are free from years of struggling and just "get it" and we only hear from them via post cards or e-mails from the road or wherever their journey takes them.
Usually, we get our clients in front of small audiences as soon as they are ready (and deal with any stage fright problems right from the start). We bring in performance coaches so you don't feel or look like a deer caught in the headlights. If you are a songwriter, we get you working with one of our Grammy winning song writers immediately. We give you interview coaching, photo shoots, and build your confidence which is even more important than your brand. And this is just the very beginning. All of this is included in your monthly fee of 150.00.
When the time is right, we find radio interviews for you. As well as TV shows. Have your music or your musical style professionally critiqued and reviewed online...Put you in major showcases, teach you how to make money still as a relative beginner and we go from there. You decide what success is to you. How far you want to go. We keep going until you are there.
Although we do stress to all of our clients that we are not in this to make you rich and famous (although it could happen). We concentrate on you making a good living doing what you love most. The money and popularity seems to go along with that. Not to mention the respect of your peers.
We also work with Sales people, adults looking to change careers, even major-business people, even athletes. These techniques are helpful to anyone who wants to get to the next step.
So, tell us. What is success to you? What is your next big step?
Me in the Spotlight
Congratulations Deanna Johnson- Nashville is proud of you!
If you were in our workshop at S.I.R. you know Deanna.
You may remember Deanna looking like this....
With so much talent, sweetness and looks it was easy to see that she was special. It seems however, that it's her determination that's going to make her dreams come true.
"Through e-mails, phone calls and Skype sessions, Susan helped guide us through a world we were totally unprepared for. Susan gave us tips on vocal stylization, performance and appearance which Bria definitely carried onto the stage with her. Watch her videos to see how Susan coached Bria to be so confident and "own" the stage! As Bria prepares to compete on other singing reality shows, we will definitely be seeking Susan's advice again!"
-The kelly Family
-The kelly Family
Bria Kelly's debut performance on
Less than 2 years after her 2 performances on AGT Bria makes it to "The Voice" and goes all the way to the top 10
Way To Go Chloe!
So Music & Mindset, what's it all about?
What I want to do with this site has very little to do with talent and everything to do with passion, ambition, and desire. Nobody has ever become successful by accident. Sadly, the ones with the most talent rarely come in first. Although, just like the quote at the top of the page, that too can change.
People don't realize that no matter how much talent you have, it won't ever be enough. Not without a decent amount of skill and a ridiculous amount of drive, determination, and a relentless belief that this is what you are meant to do NO MATTER WHAT!
Why do athletes have coaches who can't even (Necessarily) play the sport that they do? It doesn't matter. They have trainers for that and by that time they know what they are doing. They have coaches to keep them focused. On top of their game. Hungry. In the right mindset. And Mindset is EVERYTHING! It's how we view the world and how we view ourselves. It's how we think others view us. It tells us if the glass is half empty or half full. Or, if it is simply at the 50% mark. Success has so much to do with having and keeping the right mindset. Especially in the music biz where rejection and negativity are everywhere to be found. With some simple techniques, you can learn to minimize these things to such a huge degree that they no longer matter. Then, you'll be free to take your place in the spotlight!
"Thanks for helping me out at the last minute, Susan. You're awesome!"
Amazing performer & artist Cali Tucker, contestant on "The Voice",
& niece of country music legend Tanya Tucker
This site is for you if....
*You are a parent of a talented child who wants to perform and talks about 'going to the top' and you are clueless of how to get him/her there.
*You want you child to at least have every chance to try but you have no contacts and concerned about scams.
*Your child is a teen and this is what they are going to do with their life and you need to know they will be self-sufficient.
*You are a talented artist going from one gig to another but you don't feel you are moving towards anything
*You have the talent but you also have a pretty good case of stage fright
*Your relationship/band/family/job or a thought is holding you back
*You are an artist but not so great at business -HELP
Any of this sound like you? Well, I can show you how to replace these questions with detailed answers and your doubts and obstacles with a confidence and strategic plan. Sign up for a free consultation. No strings attached whatsoever.
Juhi "Cobain" has always been fun, always been talented and now the whole world knows it. Hard work Paid off when she took the world by storm on "The Voice" Congrats Juhi!!!