Optimal experience coaching for musicians and music teachers

Eve Newsome - Music performance coach and creator of the Flow Music Method

Eve Newsome is a professional oboist and Lecturer in Wind at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. She is the creator of the Flow Music Method, designed to assist musicians to experience the feelings of flow or ‘being in the zone’ during music practice and performance. It is suitable for all instruments and focuses on kinaesthetic and sensory elements combined with ‘playful’ and imaginative exploration.

During practice, musicians can use the Flow Music Method to set effective goals and control the learning process to maximise enjoyment and engagement. This naturally leads to a sense of effortless action, joy and expressive freedom during performances. Eve is available for optimal experience coaching one-on-one or in groups for music students, music teachers and professional musicians.


Flow Music Method

General overview

The Flow Music Method applies research emanating from Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi’s flow theory (1975), flow and sport, sports psychology and neuroscience to maximise the positive feelings made possible through playing music. The 14 Flow Music Method Tips enable musicians to become fully immersed in the sensory nature of their playing so that joy and fulfilment result and frustration, anxiety and boredom melt away. The Flow Tips provide a range of sensory and explorative focus points that encourage musicians to set personally achievable goals to engage more fully with their music. The Tips are readily accessible and designed to promote self-awareness during both practice and performance contexts to bring about positive feelings and expressive freedom whilst playing.


Flow courses available

Choose a format to suit your needs

One on One Flow lessons

Half day Flow seminar

1 day Flow seminar

Short term residency


Further resources

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