Have you always felt that you'd like to express yourself through song? Perhaps you're a writer, poet, musician, hobbyist, student, or creative type with some experience in songwriting or performing already, but you'd like a little guidance as you jump into the process a little deeper. Or maybe you're already on your way to writing strong songs and having a powerful stage presence, but you still feel that there might be slight adjustments that could make a big difference in your writing and performing skills.
Whether you're intending to write your first song or your thousandth, Mary Beth can help you find (or remember) the fun in the process, use your life experiences to create depth and significance in your songs, and discover how to present it (whether yourself or through another performer) in a way that will help other people connect with it and appreciate its message.
Along with her seven original albums, 50+ songs in films and TV shows, and over 25 years of professional songwriting and performance experience, Mary Beth is an experienced instructor in the art and process of writing and presenting songs. She also wrote a book -- "Kick-Ass Creativity -- An Energy Makeover for Artists, Explorers, and Creative Professionals" -- that has helped thousands of hopeful artists of every level find more clarity, ease, and fulfillment in their creative paths. Her down-to-earth, friendly demeanor, breadth of knowledge, and absolute belief in the power and potential of music within all of us combine to evoke an environment of safety, possibility, and excitement that grows stronger with each session.
Coaching may take place in person, by phone, or by email, and is customized to each client's specific goals and desire. Sessions can be one-time "polishes," a short series focusing on a couple critical areas, or more in-depth long-term guidance to help you get started for the first time or as support in accomplishing more involved long-term goals.
Areas of focus can include:
-- The basics of the craft of songwriting: structure, rhyme schemes, thematic elements, melody, and editing
-- How to write songs even if you're not an instrumentalist, a confident singer, or adept at music theory
-- Taking your writing (and/or stage performance) from okay or pretty good to *great*
-- Accessing more consistent sources of inspiration for your songs
-- Feedback on current lyrics or songs-in-progress
-- Disarming the fear or self-critical voice that sometimes holds you back
-- Guidance in creating a custom song for a special birthday or anniversary
-- Exercises to help you connect with audiences or listeners at a deep, meaningful level
-- How to prepare for making your first (or your best:) recording in a professional studio
-- Ways to get your music heard by music supervisors for film and TV
-- Resources and contacts to help you reach the next level of presence in the music industry
-- How to move out of the wishing, talking, & thinking phase of creativity and inspiration and into the DOING IT NOW vibe
Single Session in person or by phone (1 hr-1:15, taped if desired): $200
Also included in Single session coaching: one week post-coaching email support, 5 pages of worksheets and info.
In-person sessions available in certain Utah and Illinois areas, or by travel arrangement to other regions.
Six Week Leap (six sessions by phone or in person, unlimited email support): $1000
Also included in Six Week Leap: 20 page workbook of exercises, info, and resources.
Season to DO IT! (twelve sessions by phone or in person, unlimited email): $2000.
Also included in Season to DO IT! : 40 page workbook of exercises, information, and resources.
Payment plans available.
To set up your coaching session or series now, contact Mary Beth directly by email. Thanks!