Stage Performers

Diane M, concert violinist

“My concert performing was suffering from some personal off-stage issues. Dr B showed me how to keep the focus on my work.”

- Diane M, concert violinist

2018-10-29T13:41:57+00:00

- Diane M, concert violinist

“My concert performing was suffering from some personal off-stage issues. Dr B showed me how to keep the focus on my work.”

Jackson R, actor

“I am an accomplished actor, but I still suffer from stage fright. Dr. B showed me how to keep myself at just the right level of arousal and it works. When I go on stage now I’m in “the Zone” and it feels great.”

- Jackson R, actor

2018-10-29T13:43:19+00:00

- Jackson R, actor

“I am an accomplished actor, but I still suffer from stage fright. Dr. B showed me how to keep myself at just the right level of arousal and it works. When I go on stage now I’m in “the Zone” and it feels great.”

Grace P, dancer

“As a professional dancer, I am in a highly competitive field. Dr. B’s tools helped me be calm, confident and focused while auditioning. I got the job!”

- Grace P, dancer

2018-10-29T13:42:40+00:00

- Grace P, dancer

“As a professional dancer, I am in a highly competitive field. Dr. B’s tools helped me be calm, confident and focused while auditioning. I got the job!”

What kind of performers work with Dr. B?

Dr. B is a coach to performers of all types:

  • Opera singers
  • Stage, film and TV actors
  • Dancers
  • Instrumentalists
  • Public speakers

Dr. B coaches world class performers, including Academy Award and Tony award winners, musicians who have been awarded top prizes in national and international competitions, and well known public speakers. He also coaches performers at the training and entry levels. In addition he works with writers, painters and designers.

What is Dr. B’s background in working with performers?

Dr. B is an experienced performer himself. A prodigious piano player as a child, Dr. B became an Equity actor as a young adult and has gone on to direct and produce theater and opera in the US and abroad, working at The Sundance Institute, The Juilliard School and The Australian National Academy of Dramatic Art. In addition to his doctorate in Applied Psychology, Dr. B holds an advanced degree in music composition from Mills College. He is a master teacher in the Adler Fellowship and Merola programs at the San Francisco Opera, and the founder of The Singer’s Gym, a professional workshop for opera singers. For more information read Dr. B’s complete bio. To find out about The Singers’ Gym email singersgym@comcast.net

What issues does Dr. B deal with?

Being a professional performer is tough. Not only is the work demanding, but the effort to find work is usually all-consuming and often demoralizing.

Dr. B works with performers who

  • Suffer from stage fright
  • Are seized with performance anxiety
  • Have doubts about their talent and ability
  • Struggle with negative self-talk
  • Lose their self-confidence
  • Find it hard to focus
  • Have difficulties in interviews and auditions
  • Feel like they want to give up
  • Find rejection debilitating

Dr. B also coaches performers on audition pieces, as well the work they are preparing for public presentation (roles, recitals and speeches).

How does the coaching work?

Coaching with Dr. B is four step process: you meet with Dr. B to assess what you need, you set goals, he teaches you his performance model as applied to your situation, and you implement the tools.
The model is easy-to-learn and user friendly.

Coaching is individual one-on-one, and conducted in person, on the phone and via the internet.