Live Performance Coaching

“Before I started working with Justin, I knew that I loved to sing, but I had very little direction. From the onset, I just expected to become more comfortable on stage—but Justin offers much more. I am more confident not only as an artist, but also as a person, and this helps with performing and building my brand.

There are so many people that parade as professional musicians, so that is a fear of mine whenever I consult someone for guidance. From my first meeting with Justin, I knew that he was the real deal. He is more than capable of not only meeting the needs of each student, but tailoring his approach to their goals and experience. From Justin, I have learned to be more in tune with myself and my art.

One of the biggest gifts that we can give to other artists is our talent and our spirit in the hope that they will grow and reach their full potential. I am a true testament to Justin’s expertise and talent. If you are looking to grow as an individual and in your art, I highly recommend working with Justin.” – Morgan Lowe, singer-songwriter
“We have been working with Justin for 3 months now. He was hired as a songwriting coach, but has also been doing some informal band coaching for the band. He gives the band members the tools they need to accomplish their goals, breaking it down into individual tasks to make it easier and more manageable. He gives them ideas when they’re stuck, and new ways of looking at things, whether it’s a song they’ve been playing for a while, or a new riff, lyric, or melody, giving them motivation to move forward and guiding them toward their goal, and basically keeps them on track. He gets to know each member’s learning style and adjusts accordingly.”
- Tricia K., mother of student in Our Generation (teen classic rock cover band)
“We have been working with Justin for 3 months now. He was hired as a songwriting coach, but has also been doing some informal band coaching for the band. He gives the band members the tools they need to accomplish their goals, breaking it down into individual tasks to make it easier and more manageable. He gives them ideas when they’re stuck, and new ways of looking at things, whether it’s a song they’ve been playing for a while, or a new riff, lyric, or melody, giving them motivation to move forward and guiding them toward their goal, and basically keeps them on track. He gets to know each member’s learning style and adjusts accordingly.” – Tricia K., mother of student in Our Generation (teen classic rock cover band)

What is Performance Coaching?

Performance coaching is about making your live show come alive.  It’s 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 coaches 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 get the results you want.  

We also offer periodic stage performance classes in Denver on Saturday mornings on the Walnut Room’s stage.  These classes give you a chance to learn performance on a full stage, in a fun environment with other performers.  Get custom coaching for your personal style and the chance to learn the stage without any pressure.  Please contact us to check whether classes are currently running and to try a class for free.

Depending on where you are starting from in your performance career and where your strengths already lie, we may work on:

  • Stage movement
  • Using the tools of the stage
  • Looking and feeling more confident and professional
  • Arranging or producing your songs for live performance
  • Building your set list
  • Developing strong song intros
  • Developing your stage banter
  • Organizing and improving your band’s creative process
  • Assembling a powerful set list that keeps your audience engaged
  • Improving live song arrangements for greater emotional impact and dynamic variety
  • Creating emotional “moments” in your songs
  • How to work with your songs so they don’t all sound the same (great for singer-songwriters!)
  • Improving the ends of your songs to encourage applause
  • Making your songs more catchy
  • Using blocking to visually communicate your music
  • How and when to bail
  • Audience direction and misdirection
  • Improving your stage banter
  • Improving transitions between songs

Individualized Coaching

We offer one-on-one coaching and full-band coaching at our Denver or Lafayette studios or, for full bands, your rehearsal space.  Contact us to discuss and schedule.

Your Coach

retouch_POP_Oct_2016_Adrienne_O 046-rotate-sm3Justin 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.

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