Being brave gets you on stage.
Being uniquely you makes you memorable.


What does it mean to be a Brave Musician?

Being a successful musician is about more than playing the right notes at the right time. You have to take risks, display confidence, and hone your unique voice. Whether your goals are to perform and make a living, to enjoy playing duets with another person or to play at that jam session you always go and watch, being brave is the most important first step to get you there.

Brave Musician is here to help you:

  • Face your fears and insecurities
  • Break patterns that hold you back
  • Build your confidence
  • Provide a community where you can share your story
    and everything that goes along with it (successes, failures, struggles, etc)
  • Be Brave

Download a FREE 3-part course on developing your unique sound

Your sound is the first thing people hear when you play.

It’s not the notes you choose or how fast you play them. It’s not the rhythms you execute flawlessly.

It’s not how fast you can shoot up and down a scale. And it's not about how much soul is in your music.

Your sound is what makes you… well, you.

It’s what makes you unique, special, and different from everyone else.

It is your greatest asset, and it will give you something to fall back on when nothing else seems to be working.

However, many musicians don’t spend enough time on their sound.

They spend hours working on scales, patterns, and tunes but there is no real curriculum dedicated to developing your unique sound.

This free, 3-part Mini course will:

  • Explain why “sound” is crucial
  • Help you discover what makes a sound “good”
  • Give you step by step instructions on
    how to develop a unique and distinctive sound

Taught by Monica Shriver

I wasn’t born fearless. I struggled. I was scared. I doubted myself. When I decided to quit my teaching job to become a full time jazz musician, people thought I was crazy. Being brave was just the first step on the road to being the kind of musician I knew I could be.

Monica Shriver is an innovative educator who plays 14 instruments. She is a professional musician, band leader, sidewoman, promoter, gig creator, improvisor, clinician, teaching artist, presenter, composer, and a Brave Musician. Monica also loves making art and watching hockey. She performs and teaches music for a living. Yes, it’s awesome.