I’ve spent a lot of years becoming the artist I am today. When I first started out I decided that if I was going to pursue music as a career then I wanted to become the best unique and genuine me I could be. Flaws and all.

Over these years, I’ve had the chance to learn from some of the best in the folk community. I’ll share what I’ve absorbed (and use on my own musical journey) to help you become the artist only you can be. It's fun and rewarding! No egos, attitude, or theory! 

Topics might include: 

  • Gentle, honest constructive song critiques
  • Song Structure
  • The business of Folk
  • Guitar accompaniment; from beginner chords to brushing up on your folk jams
  • Practicing with a purpose
  • Next level performance tips
  • What do you want to work on?

Private sessions are up to 1 hour and online via Zoom. In person sessions can be arranged if you live near to me. 

1 session  $90
3 sessions $225
More options available!
I offer a free one time only up to 30 minute Zoom chat about what you’d like to accomplish.

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Workshops can be a part of private sessions or in conjunction with house concerts, venues, or festivals.         

Get yourself to the next level as a performing singer songwriter.
I have found nothing else that brings me more joy than creating songs and sharing them in a way that I might not be able to articulate well otherwise. I believe we all have the ability to tap into our true selves as songwriters and performers and to share what is uniquely you. Sometimes it means getting out of your own way, digging deep, and doing the work that needs to be done to get there.  We’ll discuss and share techniques and tips to write, sing, and play your way into the hearts and heads of your listeners.  

Practicing can be fun! Learn what can help you stand out and above as a performing artist.
We spend countless hours writing songs concentrating on lyrics and melody to create something we hope is special. Sometimes we forget that what we do or don’t do with the guitar accompaniment can impact how the song is received by the listener. Let’s get to know our guitars a little and have some fun exploring subtle and simple ways to add just a splash of color that complements the song and elevates our performances. Bring your guitar. 

If you are looking for a mentor with an extensive background, the ability to communicate, and someone who will critique your work honestly and fairly; then, Rj is for you. She truly cares that you learn, and succeed in your endeavors while having fun doing it. I cannot give her teaching ability enough praise.” - Scott W.
Rj’s practical coaching has been an invaluable link helping me move from where I am (as a young singer-songwriter and intermediate guitarist) to following my dreams as a full-time musician. ” - Shannon H.