Fearless Performance by Jeff Nelsen

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What is Fearless Performance? 



It's a clear and effective method that helps you thrive in performance, and in life.

Unlike the classic approach of teaching people how to do their best only when it's time to perform, Jeff Nelsen's Fearless Performance methods create a fearless lifestyle that equips people to make the best possible choices both on and off the stage. 

Is there a difference between what you can do in the practice room and what you actually do in performance? Fearless Performance can help you consistently perform your best when it matters most!  Learn why you fear and how to replace these pesky little fears with better thoughts.  You’re doing too much good work in the practice room to not share that when you go to perform!  Through Fearless Performance you will get tons of useful ideas on how to build and share your next fearless performance.

For more information, watch the videos below and click around the site!  Be sure to download the free PDFs and a free deeply inspirational audio track on DILIGENCE.

We'll see you at a 2-Day Workshop soon...


Fearless Conversations

I'm Better Than You

July 30, 2014

This is one of my favorite stories.Dale Clevenger is a living legend in the music world.  He played principal horn in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for over 48 years.  I often ask him why he never decided to take it seriously.  We're colleagues now, teaching at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music together, and we're having a blast.  One of his quotes I share all the time is, "Warm up!?  I never cool down."The story goes that Dale was teaching a young horn player in a public master class. He asked the student to play the beginning of the solo piece he'd diligently prepared. The hornist played well, smiled, and looked to Dale for commentary.He looked at the student and...

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Deserve and Demand the Best of Yourself

July 23, 2014

A conductor once asked me what I think about some students (and some professionals) who choose to play with their legs crossed, ignore him while he gives commentary, or outwardly show displeasure during rehearsals and concerts.  We've all seen these players, but rarely in the great orchestras in the world. My first thought was of another conductor friend's inspirational rehearsal comment, "There are no great musical careers for anyone who plays with their legs crossed."  I love that.  It's not really about how well they might be able to play with their legs crossed, it's more about their approach to collaboration, contribution, and doing their best all the time.  Since those people almost never cross their legs in concert, the...

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