The training program ‘Master your performance skills‘ really works. Several trainees have secured jobs or advanced to the final selection at these prestigious orchestras:
- Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
- Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra
- Dutch Chamber Orchestra
- Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
- Arena di Verona
- Gulbenkian Orchestra
but most importantly, all of them learned how to reconnect to a more natural way of music making. And that brings joy and freedom in performing.
For years I felt there was something preventing myself from being able to play my best. With the help of Tiziana I realized I was so hard on myself that I couldn’t allow myself to be free. Learning how to appreciate my strengths, and even embrace my faults, has been an invaluable experience and I have a new found love of playing again, as well as a new appreciation of simply being me.”
Taking part in Tiziana’s course “Master Your Performance Skills” has been an extremely important experience for me. I was struggling with my playing, having problems with performance after having changed some technical habits in my playing. I was frustrated because I didn’t know what was holding me back from playing with confidence and fluidity. Following her lessons has given me the opportunity to understand what was blocking me, and this has been great. I got many ideas about what to do to change my situation and my playing experience has improved a lot thanks to these lessons. I think that “Master Your Performance Skills” course should be held in every conservatory as what Tiziana teaches is not usually taught. She really helps you to find “your way” to express yourself, developing a different and much more rewarding relationship with your instrument.
“Completely thanks to the ‘Master Your Performance Skills’ course I am reminded that to succeed the first step is to accept myself where I am right now, with compassion and dare to be vulnerable. Only then one can give it all on stage, with authenticity”
“Thank you Tiziana for the course. You touched me deeply and I felt a beautiful change in myself in the way I perform. Also, you managed to create an incredible atmosphere in the group…everyone was respected and had a own space, without judgement. I am very happy I met you”
“’Master Your Performance Skills’ has taught me to practice with mental visualisation, how to take consciousness of the relaxation of our body and to be aware of the negative aspects of mental conditioning. Thank you for everything Tiziana.”
“’Master Your Performance Skills’ lessons helped me learn to go my way..to be brave. Thank you for everything, Tiziana!”
“Learning how to reconnect with the horn has contributed greatly to my general happiness and being prompted to live in the moment again has also helped me to let go of my regret for the past as well as my anxiety for the future. The result: better playing and more happiness.Thank you for this wonderful course.” Charles Crabtree
“During those six months I’ve learned to improve myself and to take every challenge or difficulty in a simple way, deleting thoughts and fears. “Take it easy”, this is my password!”
“The coaching with Tiziana was a extreme interesting experience that I would recommend to every musicians. I learned so much, not only about improving my stage performance but also about how to be much more efficient in my practice. And it really works! I truly hope and wish that kind of coaching would be “weekly” available in every Music School! Thank you so much Tiziana!”
“Thank you Tiziana for this 6 months coaching. It has been a life changing experience.” Violinist
“For all my friends who perform music at a high level, i highly recommend Tiziana Pintus!! She is an excellent coach for performers. I was myself one of her guinea pigs back in Amsterdam where she lives and she helped me so much to decrease drastically my stage frights and negative thoughts towards my playing, and to be at my best and be very creative during performances. And also to have a much more efficient, positive and fun practicing. She lives in Amsterdam, but she coaches also on skype (and it is as helpful as in person, i tried it many time since i left Holland). I still keep in touch with her, and everytime her help is priceless. She’s herself a great professional violinist, so she knows very well how hard it can be today to be a classical musician with such high competition and often little reward. I think it is important to realise that we should have coaches the same way athletes do. Then we can much more enjoy the performances but also the whole process of the preparation. Really, try it!! :-) Btw, Tiziana speaks English, Dutch and Italian.”
“Dear Tiziana, It went out to become a very special concert! The audience was listening very intensively and there were many intimate moments. And we got a lot of rewarding reactions afterwords. The whole thing was actually like a dream! I want to thank you for all your valuable help! This grounded singing has definitely given me a new perspective on singing. One should think that after all these singing lessons this would be a thing already achieved, but perhaps it’s also a thing like ‘when the pupil is ready, the teacher appears’ 😊.”
“Hi Tiziana! I just wanted to tell you that I recently won a really huge scholarship to go study in USA and two days ago I won another (small but still) audition, and in general my playing is going so well, I feel more and more self-confident and happy and I am so much kinder to myself than I used to be. Anyway all this not to boast ;) but actually to say thank you again so much!! I know that if it’s going so well with me it is because I am doing your exercises and because you rebalanced all the things that were not working fine in my body/mind.
Just wanted to say that :-)”
“Dear Tiziana, I want to thank you enormously for your incredible coaching sessions. You made everything fall into place, finally. You taught me to breathe, live and think music like I never did before. You made natural what felt like a struggle sometimes. And you let me see I could do it myself!
Because of your deep understanding of both the musical process and the human mind you really made a huge change for me. I sincerely hope you will keep doing what you are doing, because it’s invaluable, very much needed, and very hard to find.
And…:) I won the ….. audition! I prepared in a more stable, focused way, and I got some result!”
“After many auditions which didn’t go well due to the emotional side, I followed Tiziana’s training for a very important audition. She helped me find out the real source of my problem… and… I got the job!!! I never played so well, so sure and with so much fun at an audition, and the fantastic job I got afterwards gave me still half the happiness I had from the satisfaction of the achievement!!!- Tiziana conducted me to “the flow” area, where my soul is the real player!”
“Heel veel resultaat in korte tijd. Mijn lichaam was meer in balans en mentaal was ik een stuk sterker. Een aanrader voor iedereen die een beetje verder wil komen in dit leven”
“Tiziana, I have great news, I was accepted for master in……! I was also the only one from the applicants who got accepted so I can be really proud of myself ;) I thank you dearly for all the help you have been very good to me. happy greetings”
“It’s hard to describe the session with Tiziana. it’s just like a click in your head and in your body. I was training with her for an important audition and it helped me to play more free and on my top level. Thanks Tiziana for your great listening.”
“I am very happy I have been with you for my mental preparation. I feel I have come, in a short time, further in my own process, I know myself better and am now aware of not yet known pitfalls. In any case I wanted still to thank you, and let you know you will probably see me again for another audition!”
“I recommend Tiziana’s method to everyone, especially to music students and musicians. She helped me a lot about how to stay calm/relaxed and confident during a performance and on stage.
Also she helped me a lot with how to use my nervousness on stage to feed my creativity instead of trying to get rid of it. She thought me lots of techniques for that.
She has a special approach where our body can show its settings. And if smt is out of balance ; we can re-balance it again with Tiziana’s method. She has a special language where she can talk with my body. She is a great healer. I really appereciate your help Tiziana. Thank you very much for everything.”
“Today I had my exam:) And it went very well. I wanted to let you know that I played my best performance until now:) I did my best and I enjoyed my playing and I’m very happy. I came to this point also with your help. I really appreciate. It’s getting better and better from the moment I met you. THANK YOU SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!”
“With her empathic sweetness and competence Tiziana helped me both as a violinist/musician and as a person. The Centering’s technique and the therapy she used gave me a sense of security and confidence I had never managed to have before, and did not even think I had it in me! With her keen sensitivity she quickly understood where my blocks were and what needed to be done for me. I feel more secure and stronger.”
“Ik wou even zeggen dat je me een hoop hebt geholpen…Ik was een stuk minder nerveus, en kon mezelf onder controle houden. Kortom, ik heb geen tekst vergeten of een grote fout gemaakt.”
« I started the training with Tiziana mostly as a guinea pig for a thesis and I did not know very well what they would be about. I had a constant tiredness due not only to iron, vitamins and other minerals deficiencies, but also to some recurrent negative thoughts directed towards myself that made my life more difficult. I had also big hormonal problems; I did not get my period at all for a year, and then very rarely and irregularly for another year. Now it is back to normal thanks to Tiziana who was constantly trying to rebalance my hormones. I found great that the idea is to take the body as a whole that you cannot divide, that everything has an influence on the rest. My iron, vitamins, minerals, etc. deficiencies had an influence on my thoughts and my hormones, which likewise had an influence on my iron, vitamins, minerals, etc. So there is the necessity at some point to stop some bad habits (unhealthy food, negative thoughts,…) and take care of your whole body and mind.
The work with Tiziana has been very deep, it brought some very heavy and painful emotions that I had buried somewhere to forget them, but they obviously needed unearthing if I wanted to move on in my life. For that matter, I found some similarities with a psychotherapy, but the very nice thing is that I did not need to understand always why it is that way and analysing (which can sometimes become quite cerebral). I have had some emotions coming out but it came directly from my body, I did not need to ‘grab’ the problem with my brain, then talk about it and then the emotion would come out. So I felt it was more direct. I often did not understand what where these emotions although I was feeling them strongly, and within some days I could then go through them and accept them.
Another very important side of her work concerns the relation I have with my clarinet. She helped me being aware of all of my negative thoughts towards it, mostly due to some lack of self-confidence, and transform them into a productive energy. For instance, I had many parasitic thoughts while practising or performing such as ‘I am going to miss that note’ or ‘I am not good enough’. The first step was, through some exercises, to become aware of them (I used not to be at all!), and then to replace these thoughts with some very concrete ones, such as focussing on the rhythm, phrasing, legato, relaxing some muscles, etc., which will bring your whole body and mind into what you are doing now. When you practise or perform that way, it can with difficulty be more efficient…
I feel that I am now much more aware of my body and my thoughts, being much more able that I used to to detect and then stop some negative patterns when they start. I feel a much more harmonious unity between my body and my mind, and I have become less cynical towards myself (how I used to be when I did not know how to deal with a situation).
I have had a very nice time in the sessions with Tiziana, she is really caring and wanted me to feel above all good. She tries as much and as soon as possible to be available. She gives me many tips and exercises to make me aware of my unhelpful habits and how to change them. I do not think I have anything negative to say about it… So I highly recommend it!
It is a life-lasting miracle…a new and positive way to vibrate :-)