Professional Endorsements

“Helen’s wealth of experience in coaching and teaching people, her fascination with our art and her deep love of music making combine for the most comprehensive understanding of performance anxiety I know of. She facilitates a serious exploration of our fears and gentle guidance on solutions. I strongly recommend working with Helen to everyone.”
-Alexa Still, International Flutist, Recording Artist and Master Teacher and Professor, Oberlin Conservatory

“Helen Spielman’s coaching is one of the most effective and innovative resources for dealing with performance anxiety in the business. Helen’s great strength is that she developed her approach through in-depth study of the subject and from her own experience, dealing with and overcoming debilitating peformance anxiety. Her personal qualities of kindness and intuition are key for her work. Helen radiates great warmth and understanding to the people around her, enabling her to personalize her attention to each individual. Whether you are a musician seeking assistance with performance anxiety yourself, or need to address this issue with your students, I recommend Helen Spielman.”
– Mimi Stillman, Artistic and Executive Director, Dolce Suono Ensemble

“You are a genius in your field.”
– Nicola Mazzanti, International Piccolo Artist, Recording Artist and Solo Piccolo, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino Orchestra, Florence, Italy

“Helen is an amazing source of information in the area of performance anxiety. She lead a workshop at an event Flute Pro Shop sponsored and the experience was transformational for all who attended. Her compassionate and nonjudgmental approach allowed all who participated to see themselves in a new way. There is no one better than Helen!”
– Joan Sparks, Owner, The Flute Pro Shop, Wilmington, Delaware

“I’ve seen first-hand how Helen’s compassionate approach helps musicians understand and overcome performance nerves. With her gentle approach, she creates a supportive environment in which performers of all ages feel comfortable confronting their anxiety issues, and she equips her clients with tools that they can immediately put to use. She is a devoted professional whom I enthusiastically recommend.”
– Gerald Klickstein, Director, Music Entrepreneurship and Career Center, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University; Author The Musician’s Way

“Helen is highly respected in the international music community as an outstanding performance anxiety coach. I have attended several presentations and workshops that Helen has presented in the USA, all of which have provided excellent insight into highly effective, practical ways in which performing artists can manage or prevent performance anxiety. Among the attendees at those events were highly successful musicians searching for ways of dealing with their own stage fright. 

I am delighted to recommend Helen Spielman to any performing artist wishing to overcome playing-related anxiety, and wish to deliver performances that live up to their true potential as an artist.”
– Karen Lonsdale, Senior Lecturer, Sultan Idris Education University, Malaysia

“Helen’s energy is contagious and her seminars are inspiring.”
– Cindy Bruce, Executive Director, Florida Flute Association

“There are some people in this life that have such an incredibly bright light that they illuminate the rest of us. I feel you have brought that kind of light to the flute community, Helen, and I thank you.”
– Jennifer Amox, Instructor of Flute, Henderson State University, Arkansas

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