Vicki Ambinder has been a professional in the performance and media arts for almost 40 years, helping musicians and artists deal with common issues around performing live and in the studio.

Artist development and performance coach, Vicki Ambinder, works with musicians of all ages, levels and genres to enhance their performing skills in both the studio and on stage and to reach their artistic goals. In addition to working with her clients, Vicki’s extensive knowledge around performance arts makes her a go-to artist development coach and she can be found teaching masterclasses at conferences, camps, festivals, schools and more.

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Developing her Business, Practice, and Methodology

  • Vicki brought her experience and training as a music, actor/director, and producer together
  • Developed her own practice and methodologyartist development
  • Teaches Masterclasses around the country
  • Works online with clients around the world

Artist Development

  • Artists should be working toward an artistic trajectory
  • Artists need to develop their own sense of artistic sensibilityartist development
  • Vicki helps artists develop themselves
  • Develop the muscle to recognize what is artistically true for you as an artist

Artistic Preparation

  • Develop deep roots and a foundation for what you are expressing
  • Understand your mission and intention for the material
  • Asking questions and fleshing out the material is key to preparationartist development
  • Preparation allows the most spontaneous things to happen because you have those deep roots and you’re not going to get blown over.
  • Understand the story that you’re trying to tell

Intentional Rehearsal

  • Create an agenda for rehearsal
  • Take yourself seriously
  • Show up like you mean it
  • Use rehearsal time intentionally.
  • Practice in less than ideal performance conditions so you are prepared for what can go wrong


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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram