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I am a life coach for teens & young adults (and their parents) and a multidisciplinary musician. On this website, you will find free resources to interact with my music and life coach tools from over the years. It is my greatest hope this is a place where you can be inspired to keep creating, in your own way.

Your Life Is a Work of Art


When people ask me what I do, I usually answer, "I'm a musician and I teach these lessons on how to honor your creativity and unique purpose."

The ideas of being creative and 'unique purpose' interest them.

"I don't consider myself that creative." Resistance fights with curiosity on their faces. 

"You are," I tell them. "I teach people how to allow themselves to be creative again."

Coaching is what I do. For over thirty years, I have taught young musicians how to free their creativity. I've taught teens, young adults, mid-life moms, grandmothers, and a few brave men as well - anyone interested in living more creatively through practicing their art of creating a unique life with their unique gifts.

Dare Greatly Coaching is a courageous path. It involves getting un-blocked, trying new things, and thinking in new ways. Be open-minded.

Once you say yes to what you really want, breakthroughs will follow.

Join me in private coaching, group coaching, or in Italy this fall for a week together to un-block. You have gifts! It's time to use them.

💛 - DMV

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Dare Greatly Coaching


was founded to help better teen's and young adult's lives through research-based positive psychology techniques so you can have peace, hope and joy in your creative pursuits.

How it Works

I mentor teens and young adults through online coaching to overcome anxiety, perfectionism, and body image issues,  so they can show up confidently in their high school years, college programs, and stage performances with more confidence.

Fit your Needs

I work with parents once a month, and their teen or young adult - through private weekly coaching. I teach parents in my group program, The Dare Greatly Society, so they have the same skills I'm teaching their child. It is a powerful way to learn the skill-set of confidence (yes, it is a skill-set that is learned!)

Know What to Do

The best part is feeling like you belong  with your unique gifts. Anxiety doesn't have to run the show.  I teach you how to train your confidence mindset the same way you train your voice and your instrument. You'll also learn how to create your own opportunities to share your art and creativity.

"When I was accepted into Berklee School of Music, I was both thrilled and scared at the same time. My journey as a violinist has been a roller-coaster of loving it and not loving it. The thing is, looking back, I see that I'm so lucky! I have a mom who is both a musician and a life coach! As musicians, we all have to navigate the competition vibe and grapple with self-confidence - I've seen that here at Berklee. I wish everyone had a mom like mine who they can call anytime and get coached on all the self-doubts. It has been a huge gift for me while pursuing my Music Production and Engineering Degree here in Boston. "

Kate Vaughn, session violinist, MP&E Major at Berklee School of Music


What client's have to say. . .

Michelle G.

"Working with you has saved my relationship with my daughter. She is thriving again in college and I owe it to the tools you've taught me and how I've been able to show up for her in a more loving way, versus always worrying. Seriously, thank you Danielle! This has been a gamechanger!"


Kate S.

"Danielle helped me better understand what anxiety is.  She taught me how to address what was causing it and validate my own feelings.  This was invaluable and I have used it countless times since with my own college students.  Over multiple sessions, she helped me learn how to gain back my love of composing again. It had been years."

Kristin W.

"I'm so glad my mom told me about you. I was drowning in school. I thought I was ready for college, but I had no idea. Through learning how to use the model and learning how to manage my thoughts, my anxiety is more manageable and I'm doing so much better in school. I love what you've taught me!"

Join Me!


to see what you are capable of. The world needs what only you have to give. It's possible to enjoy your creative gifts, I promise.

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