Talks & Workshops
Sarah gives talks and workshops on topics related to career development, business skills, and making positive life changes.
Current talk and workshop offerings:
THE SECRETS ABOUT SPEAKING FROM STAGE:
An interactive workshop that takes a 21st century look at the why, the what and the how-to when it comes to speaking to an audience effectively.
WHY this so important in today’s music world
WHAT audiences actually want to know and respond to
HOW to create effective stage presence when speaking
WHAT to say and HOW to say it
THE CHANGE OF A LIFETIME: Change your mindset so you can achieve the things you want to achieve
Sarah shares her story of an injury and how learning to change her mindset was the cornerstone of her recovery. In this workshop, students will learn how to:
shift their mindset to help them achieve what they want to achieve
recognize obstacles getting in the way
set realistic and achievable goals
WHAT YOU NEED TO GET AHEAD: Business skills for the 21st century musician
Sarah leads a multifaceted career incorporating all angels of what it means to be a 21st century musician. In this workshop, Sarah will use her experiences as a performer, teacher, contractor, artistic director, consultant and entrepreneur to teach students important business skills in order to be successful in the field.
Topics covered include:
defining your product
creating an effective brand
marketing and online presence
productivity skills - efficiency is key!
THE PRODUCTIVE MUSICIAN : What we all need to know in order to get better work done
In a successful career, time is valuable and efficiency is key. This session will explore the power and importance of running your music career efficiently, as well as teach tools and tricks to minimize time and maximize results.
time management - work less and get better results
outsourcing - spending your time doing what you’re good at
skillfully managing email and communication
asking for advice
Curtis Institute of Music
New England Conservatory of Music
University of Michigan
Mannes College of Music, The New School
Stephen F. Austin University
Silkroad Global Musicians Workshop
Pennsylvania State University
University of Nevada
North Carolina State University
University of Wyoming