“kick my ass.”
that’s one of the first things that tom reaves, one of my students, told me when we first spoke. i was like, “YES. AWESOME.”
backstory: he had never advanced at an audition. he was struggling with his preparation and not seeing the results he wanted.
i really did kick his ass.
so, starting with lesson #1, i really did kick his ass. tom is an awesome student...he’s willing to try anything and he’ll get really intense about it. he soaked up new information like a sponge, and over the course of about a year, he really became an audition machine.
and…yeah. he had some huge success recently. it’s great.
i brought him “into” the auditionhacker studios so he could explain to you exactly how he transformed his audition process.
want to nail your next audition?
here's the 5-part audition preparation method i used to win a job at the MET orchestra.
(for any instrument!)
a 3-step process to create a detailed plan for your audition prep so you can be thorough and confident on audition day.
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two things you can install into your audition prep to be more prepared than almost everyone else.
each of them has three things in common
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