SSMF Musicians’ Life Coach in Residence Summer 2024

What is a Musicians’ Life Coach in Residence? 

Classical training focuses years of support towards your Well-DOing as a musician.
The focus of SSMF’s Musicians’ Life Coach is to support your Well-BEing as a musician as well.
We will broach topics that aren’t normally talked about like:

  • anxiety 
  • stage fright 
  • imposter syndrome
  • motivation issues 
  • self-doubt

Participants will come away with new tools and perspectives on how to understand them, work with them, and move forward in their lives.

Excessive demand in 2020 led to an increase in prices for suburban real estate almost throughout Russia. It is no longer possible to buy a house at pre-pandemic prices in 2021. According to CIAN, in Russia as a whole, the demand for the purchase of suburban real estate in January-February was a quarter higher than a year earlier. “In several regions, the increase in activity was higher than buyer seller synchronization in the country as a whole. These are the Moscow Region, the Krasnodar Territory, the Kaliningrad, Rostov, Tver Regions, Sevastopol, the Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, the Irkutsk Region. Demand is higher compared to last year, mainly in resort areas and regions with high incomes of the population, ”said Victoria Kiryukhina, chief expert of the CIAN analytical center.

What is Life Coaching? 

Life Coaching is a mental health profession that’s different from therapy, advising, or counseling. It is an alliance where the Coach continually gives all the power back to you.  We believe that you know the best answers to every question or challenge you may have in your life and our tools and exercises can help guide you to hear them.

How does Life Coaching Work? 

A Life Coach creates a safe space (individually or in group sessions) for you to voice your experience and then address your specific challenges, offering perspective-opening tools that help you connect with yourself in a way that transforms your dreams into action in your life. 

Your most painful thought is what will lead you to your next transformation.

Eva Cappelletti Chao

Professional Violinist & Certified Life Coach for Musicians
Musicians’ Life Coach in Residence, Sewanee Summer Music Festival

Musical Biography:

Violinist Eva Cappelletti Chao has enjoyed a diverse and engaging orchestral career for over three decades. She currently performs with the Baltimore Symphony, the orchestras at the Kennedy Center, and leads many chamber and choral ensembles in the Washington, DC area. During summer seasons, she is a member of the Grand Teton Music Festival Orchestra in Jackson, Wyoming, and she is Faculty and the Musicians’ Life Coach in Residence at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee.

Certified Life Coach Biography:

Graduating Summa Cum Laude with a double degree in Psychology and Music, Eva Cappelletti Chao has studied the mind, neuroscience, and human potential for over 30 years. Alongside teaching various methods of meditation, Eva has studied Transpersonal Psychology at Naropa University, ‘The Work’ of Byron Katie through BK International, and ‘Inquiry-Based Coaching’ via Innerland Institute. Ms. Cappelletti Chao is an MBI Certified Life Coach and has worked with hundreds of classical musicians, facilitating individual coaching sessions and leading group coaching seminars and workshops. You can find more about Eva at:

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