Live Performance Coaching
What is Live Performance Coaching?
Live performance coaching is about connecting with your audience and making them feel what YOU feel when you are performing.
We have over a decade of experience with one-on-one and customized full-band coaching. Our coach can work with you or your band to perfect your sound, your setlist and the way you perform your songs. From getting the band sounding tight to designing moments that move your audience in an unforgettable way, we can help you create a show that converts audience members into fans.
What Will We Work On?
Depending on where you are starting from in your performance career and where your strengths already lie, we may work on:
- Use stage movement to communicate
- Looking and feeling more confident and professional
- Arranging your songs for live performance
- Building an engaging set list
- Song intros
- Stage banter
- Your band’s creative process
- Creating emotional “moments” in your songs
- How to work with your songs so they don’t all sound the same
- How to get more applause
- Making your songs more catchy
- How and when to bail
- Audience direction and misdirection
- Improving your stage banter
- Improving transitions between songs
How Do We Work?
Solo performers: Either book a private session (usually one hour, but it can be longer if you wish), or come to a group class.
Bands: Best to book at least a couple of hours or a half day. Most bands start losing energy and attention span after 6-7 hours.
We can work via Skype with quieter lineups such as solo artists and duos, but not bands that include a live drummer.
Where Will We Work?
We offer one-on-one coaching and full-band coaching at our Denver or Lafayette studios or, for full bands, your rehearsal space.
Justin is a musician, engineer and record producer who has worked in various styles including blues, country, rock, rap and pop. Justin was a founding member, lead guitarist and songwriter for the band No Address. No Address released Time Doesn’t Notice on Atlantic Records, with their debut single “Sadie (When I’m Gone)” standing at #11 on the Billboard Radio charts for 22 weeks. No Address toured North America extensively and Justin’s compositions have been featured in feature films and television series, as well as continuing to maintain airplay around the world.
See the Changes
Justin has worked with many solo artists and bands. Below are some examples of live performance coaching he has done with solo artists performing to tracks. Similar skills are involved in coaching lead singers of bands. When working with bands he also teaches each band member their role in creating the show and having a moment to shine. When working with solo artists who play guitar or keys, he uses the instrument as another tool to create interest and variety, often subtly changing arrangements for surprisingly great impact.