Maestra Music

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Motivation is often as thought of as something we either we have or we don’t. And when we don’t have it, getting up to go to that gig or sitting down to write that new song is about as enjoyable as going to the dentist. Motivation, however, is something that can be developed! In this workshop, we will explore what motivation is and how it works, how it can help you, and what specific, practical ways you can develop it. The start of a new season is a fantastic time to take stock of where you are at mentally and develop a plan to invest in yourself and your motivation for the new season ahead!


Julia Thornton is a performance psychology consultant, music director, conductor, and pianist based in the Pacific Northwest. Her unique experience combines creative practice with the scientific study of performance psychology. She holds an M.S. in Performance Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, and a B.A. in Anthropology and Music from the University of Oregon. Her performance credits include Seattle Repertory Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts.


View Julia's Maestra Profile HERE.


Maestra presents our Fall 2022 Virtual Technical Workshop Series. These classes and workshops are open to all genders, all skill sets, and all levels of expertise. If you want to be here, you are welcome. There is a suggested donation to offset the cost of the workshops and the hiring of the teachers, but there is no official charge. We want all who would like to attend online to be able to do so.


We will be recording most of the classes in this series, so by signing up to participate you are giving your consent to be part of the video archive, which could be re-broadcast or used for Maestra's future marketing.


Maestra Music, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, EIN 83-3439518, incorporated on Jan 29, 2019. Tax-deductible donations can also be made at


To watch any of our previous Maestra Virtual Technical Workshops, please check out our video replays page on Vimeo.

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