Brilliant question regarding my credibility to run The Performer’s Edge course

I received this question to a post I made advertising The Performer’s Edge Course in LindedIn. I thought it was very relevant, so I am posting the question and my answer here too:

“It sounds fabulous although I would love to know more about your experience as a performer. It seems contrary but I have seen many College and University trained teachers who actually don’t know how to perform. I sure this is not so in your case but it might help gain clients if they were to know your performing background. Hope it goes well for you.”  Shane (Brisbane, Australia)

Hi Shane, thanks for your comment and I totally get where you are coming from.

My background is varied from jazz duo to big band to musical theatre. I haven’t performed for 10s of thousands of people but certainly for thousands at various times. I don’t perform these days as my passion is helping others to achieve success as performers. (My bio is on my website www.linehilton.com)

It’s my opinion that one can be a great performer but it doesn’t necessarily mean one can communicate how it is done successfully. Consider any successful athlete, they have trainers and coaches who would never be able to achieve the same success but totally understand how to help the athlete to get there. This is how I help performers.

I haven’t performed for 10s of thousands of people but certainly for thousands at various times. I don’t perform these days as my passion is helping others to achieve success as performers. It’s my opinion that one can be a great performer but it doesn’t necessarily mean one can communicate how it is done successfully. Consider any successful athlete, they have trainers and coaches who would never be able to achieve the same success but totally understand how to help the athlete to get there. This is how I help performers.

Just as importantly I work constantly with performers who do perform for 10s of thousands, tour regularly and earn thousands to millions from their craft. It is my work over the past 15 years with successful and non-successful performers; psychologist; personal development coaches and music industry members that has helped me to develop this course. I have seen that no matter how ‘talented’ or skilled you are, if the mind-set is working against you, and then you will not succeed as a performer. This principal can be applied to any field whether in sports, business, academia, the arts etc.

So this is more like a ‘performance psychology’ course. I read copiously on such things; attend seminars and workshops covering topics such as neuroscience (brain plasticity), creativity, developing expertise, deliberate practice and so on. I have also run this course successfully three times collecting data along the way, including feedback from the course.

I hope that helps to explain where I am coming from.

Cheers

Line

If you have and questions regarding the course please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below. I the meantime happy singing!