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Dana Fontaneau

The Whole-Hearted Musician, Performance Anxiety Seminar

Dana FontaneauMs. Fonteneau is rapidly establishing herself on the world stage as a thought leader for musicians on such topics as success, health and wellness, innovation and empowerment for sustainable careers in music. As a former concert cellist Ms. Fonteneau has had a chamber music career formed by studying directly with founding members of the Amadeus, Juilliard, and Borodin String quartets. After studying at the Oberlin Conservatory, Dana went on to study with Bonnie Hampton at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where she graduated with a BM in cello performance and an MM in chamber music performance.

Now a licensed somatic psychotherapist in the state of California (MFC49425) and founder of the WholeHearted Musician™, Ms. Fonteneau devotes her time to empowering musicians to have a fulfilling and financially sustainable life in the arts.

She has been in residence at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music and guest presented for San Francisco State’s Psychology Department, the San Francisco Conservatory of Music,  California All-State Music Educators Conference, Rice University, Sonoma State University  and  Chamber Music America.

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