Looking for musical guidance?
Get private coaching from David Motto!

It’s Time to Make Some Real Progress

If you’ve been struggling to find the next breakthrough in your playing, it’s time to turn to an expert who can help you achieve your musical goals.

I’m the founder of Molto Music and the author of ten books for musicians. I’m available to coach musicians on any instrument – no matter where you are in the world!

Via video conferencing, I will share my expertise with you to help you overcome any musical hurdle you’re dealing with. You can play your instrument, discuss musical issues, and get help from a leading authority on practicing and learning music.

Music coaching really opened me up to ideas to get the most of my practice sessions. It’s something I’ve never been exposed to before. I actually feel motivated to practice now! No matter what instrument you play, David will help you learn to practice effectively!
Mike Hopper – Madison, Indiana

David Motto

Private coaching is $100/hour

How This Music Coaching is Different from Your Music Lessons

In a typical music lesson, your teacher gives you pointers on technique, guidance on what needs more work, and shows you some new ways to play your instrument.

My coaching goes far beyond what you get from your regular lessons. I pinpoint the barriers you are having that are stopping you from improving the way you want to improve. Rather than focusing on specific technique, I’ll give you details on exactly what to do when you’re by yourself practicing – customized to help you deal with your current frustrations and to meet your musical goals.

You’ll get information on how to prepare for learning and on what to do to maximize every minute of your practicing. I can help you no matter what instrument you play.

Common Music Coaching Topics

  • Performance Pressure: Improving your control, confidence, and composure – including overcoming “I can play this in my practice room, but not at my lesson or on stage.”
  • Audition Preparation: Making sure you’re working effectively, feeling confident, and totally ready when you absolutely have only one shot at getting it right.
  • Focus: How to have laser-like focus, deal with internal and external distractions, and fix all the trouble spots in your music – once and for all!
  • Breakthroughs: What to do to create a new level of skill when you haven’t made any improvements in a long time.
  • Memorization: Using a system that makes memorization a natural part of the learning process.
  • Sightreading: Strengthening this all-important skill.
  • Scientific Research is Ahead of Most Music Teaching

    Very few music teachers are aware of all the scientific research that’s been going on in the last two decades regarding deliberate practice, muscle memory, and skill acquisition. This research gives musicians new techniques to use to make their practicing and performance preparation much more efficient and effective.

    I’ve been following this research – as well as reading every book, journal article, and website on learning music – since 1997. With this information, I am able to give you insights into your learning process that just aren’t available from most music teachers.

    Private coaching is $100/hour