I got to meet Valerie through her website. I was looking for someone who coached musicians, and who could help me organize my life as a freelancer artist. My professional life has changed since I met her, as Valerie helped me to focus on the important aspects of my job, to outline my goals and to build strategies to achieve them. Also, I became more assertive and committed to my role in music as a composer and performer.Valerie is very sensitive, organized and serious about her job. She will always point out questions I would never ask myself, and makes me work hard in defining exactly what is it that I want. We have been working for a year now, and I strongly recommend her.
Professional Jazz Singer, New York City
“While searching for directions to grow as a musician and an educator, Valerie was tremendously instrumental in guiding me to form a vision and to take steps that would make my dreams come true. She offered me her abundant professional knowledge with kind sensitivity, intuition, and a great sense of humor. Recently I realized with amazement that almost all of the aspects of the vision drawn up during those sessions have been fulfilled. I am truly grateful to Valerie for her skills as a life coach and her gifts as a teacher.”
Musician and Teacher, California
“Valerie’s insight into the artist’s daily challenges is truly remarkable. She really helped me explore a deeper side of myself.”
S. from Chicago
Professional Jazz Pianist
“After many professional and personal difficulties in the last few years, meeting and getting to work with Valerie has been such a help. I had decided to change my career direction, and I was more than stuck. I was afraid and unsure. Although I was a very successful professional player, the meanness of the music business had finally gotten to me. Valerie not only helped me get unstuck, but I could actually start to believe in my talents again. I learned that action is more important than results, at least initially, and I am grateful having found so much support and help from someone who really understands the soul of an artist. Thank you so much.”
Former Principal Bassoonist with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra.
“I have always found Miss Kampmeier’s work to be of an exceptionally high standard. She is a natural and gifted teacher who has a real sensitivity and understanding… Her knowledge and understanding together with her tremendous energy and enthusiasm ensures that she gains extremely high results in all her work…. She has a very likeable nature which is infectious.”
Head of Junior School, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London
“She has distinguished herself as an outstanding musician, teacher and facilitator [and] an excellent communicator.”
Head of Graduate School, Royal College of Music, London
“I met Valerie at an opera audition in London and was so impressed with her playing that I asked her for private coaching.We ended up working and performing together in numerous recitals, concerts and auditions during a ten year period. Valerie is the most knowledgeable and sensitive coach I ever worked with. She has all the skills one could wish for in a coach as well as a great range of musical knowledge and depth of experience. She has a rare sensitivity both as a performer and coach and she has guided, supported and helped me to mature as a singer.”
Opera Singer, London