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and I believe empowered musicians make the world a better place. My mission is to help you enjoy your talent AND make yourself proud as a creative, intelligent artist with unique gifts; that's why I created Dare Greatly coaching.

More Joy in Your Creativity

Because it's no fun to feel overwhelmed or stressed.


Do you wish you could enjoy music again and feel alone in how hard it is to feel good about what you have to offer?

Dare Greatly coaching will change all of that. . .

How it Works

I mentor musicians through online coaching to overcome anxiety, perfectionism, body image issues, and creativity blocks so they can show up confidently in their college programs, perform on stage, and minimize comparing themselves with their colleagues.

Fit your Needs

Working with parents of musicians, music students in college programs, and music teachers, I provide private weekly coaching that fits your schedule. It is a powerful way to learn confidence and create your unique definition of success.

Know What to Do

The best part is feeling like you belong in the Arts with your unique gifts.  I show you how to train your confidence mindset the same way you train your voice and your instrument. I teach you how to create your own opportunities to perform, so you enjoy your music again.

My mission is simple:


by teaching actionable skills, breaking down positive psychology strategies, and providing a soft place to land when you need help solving confidence issues.


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!"

Want to enjoy being a musician again?


Even with that one professor who seems to be hard on you! With over three decades of experience in parenting young musicians, and music arts education, I'm committed to using positive psychology strategies as my guide to help musicians and artists thrive.

I especially love "ADHD musicians"  and working with their parents or teachers. WHY? Because I am one myself, (and so is this handsome cellist son of mine.)

I break down tough situations and events that come with being a musician through weekly private mindset coaching, monthly workshops, (if you enjoy learning on your own) and tools you can take with you and run with, so you can show up for your gifts and stop hiding.

My straightforward approach helps you answer the 'now what?' question so you can gain traction over difficult problems quickly.

Included in private coaching, the Dare Greatly Society is for those who enjoy learning at their own pace. If you are looking for more peace, connection, and confidence in your creative pursuits, you're in the right place.

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Have a big performance coming up?


"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

You CAN enjoy your music again. I promise.

You don't have to wait until you're perfect. You just have to know how to have your own back and BREAK THROUGH the resistance all artists face. Coaching helps you do it authentically. I help you gain confidence as we identify your blind spots so you can win your inner creative battles.

Join Me!


and let's get you grounded so you can love your musical journey again, (and stop hiding.)

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