Career Coaching For Musicians

Build the Life You Have Always Wanted 

with a results-oriented blueprint designed especially for you

Are you:

  • A mid-career professional looking to make a career pivot from one genre to another?
  • A talented music school graduate trying to figure out how to launch your career without the aid of a management team?
  • A successful professional who has a dream project collecting dust in the back of their mind because you’re unsure how you’d find the time, or where you’d even begin?

It’s so easy to find yourself feeling stuck in your music career. After all, you went to the right schools, you attended the best summer festivals, studied with the best and most famous teachers. At first, your every step was dictated to you. You were “on the right track.”

But then, as you began to settle into your professional career and exciting new gigs, cushy teaching opportunities, invitations to join faculty lists started to come in, life happened. Responsibilities, family, bills.

And now here you are, wondering, “is this it? Is this the life I worked so hard to achieve?”

Maybe not! But it’s not too late to re-write the script and get you back on the right track, heading towards the life you really want.

I’ve worked with Kate a few times and will keep going back to her because she has this natural gift for breaking down overwhelming tasks so that they’re not so daunting; she helps dissect the bigger end-goal into achievable “mini-goals”, which lead to the fulfillment of main objectives. 

She is the quintessential really-well-balanced person managing her own fulfilling professional and personal life, yet always finds time to calmly give you her undivided attention, encouraging and offering genuine support because she really is invested in your achievements.

Roxan, percussionist

Hello! I’m Kate, a cellist and musician’s coach.

After training at the New England Conservatory of Music and the New World Symphony, I settled in Boston, MA, where I did the usual dance of chamber musician, freelance orchestral player, contemporary artist, occasional soloist, teacher and program administrator.

When I hit my 30’s I was making a healthy six-figure salary, but I was also completely burnt out, exhausted, and in desperate need of an 8th day in my week!

I realized I had spent 10 years saying yes to anything that came my way, without truly shaping my life and career the way I wanted. I had grown accustomed to my teachers and mentors laying out the plan for me that when I left school and became a professional, I didn’t quite realize that that was on me now!

Now I live on a beautiful island and have a career I adore. I perform music that speaks to my heart and work with groups that I truly believe in. I have thriving and dedicated teaching studios both online and in-person, and have managed to maintain (and even grow!) that six-figure salary–this time minus the burnout and exhaustion.

Let me use my experience to help you see your dreams come to fruition too. Together we will create your personalized, results-oriented blueprint that will lead you to the career and lifestyle you have always wanted.

To get started, or to see if this is something that would benefit you, I offer a free 30-minute discovery call. It gives us a chance to get to know one another in an informal setting–like we’re getting together for a cup of coffee.

“Thank you for knowing me both as a musician and as a person. For understanding who I am and encouraging me to do what works best for me in order to be the best version of myself. Through you, I was able to find a fresh, new confidence in myself and know that I can do and be anything with the right attitude. Thank you a million times over!”

Ashley Wang, cellist

When you schedule your call with me, you’ll be asked to answer a few questions so that I can get an idea of what you’re all about, where you are in your career, and what you’d like to accomplish. This important step allows me to make the most of our time together. Some things we might cover in this initial call:

  • Obstacles you are facing (both logistical and emotional)
  • Your current mindset and how it might be affecting your work.
  • Your big-picture dreams
  • Your day-to-day routines

After the call, we might both feel that working together would be a great fit, or we might need to schedule a follow-up call. If we decide that this might not be right for you, I can offer other resources that might be a better fit for your current needs. Either way, you’ll come away with at least two Action Steps to try that will help you get closer to your goals.

Your dedication to me as a coach and mentor has been an integral part of my musical and personal development. I appreciate your guidance from the bottom of my heart, and you will continue to be an inspiration to me as I move forward in my musical career.”

Charlotte Malin, Violinist

You can schedule a free 30-minute zoom consultation by clicking the button below. If you don’t find a time that works, you can also send me a message here.

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