Janice’s husband wanted to arrange a special Christmas gift for his wife, and thought that a personal consultation with Evelyn would be perfect! The date was arranged to follow a concert where Janice was playing some challenging timpani movements from Beethoven’s 8th Symphony.
As a life-long and self-taught timpani and percussion player, performing in amateur orchestras and wind bands, Janice wanted some constructive criticism and a general discussion on her playing style. She arranged for her concert performance to be filmed, and sent along the clips to Evelyn in advance, along with notes about the specific movements and bars, and the relevant music.
Setting up her timpani’s in the kitchen, she had a 60 minute online session and shared the following feedback:
“My husband paid for my consultation with Evelyn as a Christmas present.
I really enjoyed the experience and I can’t believe how much I learnt in that session. I have been putting the new techniques into practice and it has made playing even more enjoyable.
Evelyn has such a jolly manner and is so encouraging. By the end of the hour I felt like I had known her for years.
Thank you so much Evelyn!”
written by Janice Flanders and posted here with her kind permission