The WholeHearted Musician Residency at Avaloch Farm

“Dana Fonteneau has an extraordinary ability to help individuals and organizations  achieve more than they thought possible. Her work has the potential to enact long-term positive change throughout the music industry, to give musicians the tools they need to succeed, and to ensure the health of classical music for the future.”  

John Zion (Managing Director, MKI Artists)


7 Days Away from the Hustle and Stress of Everyday Life…

A Once in a Lifetime Opportunity to Get off the Grid and Dive into the Issues that Make or Break Career Success for a Chamber Music Ensemble…

A Chance to IGNITE Your Career and EMPOWER Your Life!


7 Days spent addressing:

  • Group Vision
  • Financial Fundamentals
  • Health and Wellness
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Business Plans
  • Personal and Interpersonal Dynamics
  • Thinking out the box for career success
  • Much More…

WHERE: Avaloch Farm Retreat Center for Musicians in Boscawen, NH, USA

WHEN: September 29- October 7, 2018

WHO: Two serious quartets (of any genre and formation) that have been together for at least 3 years who either are about to launch a career or are already in the profession and want to take their career to the next evolution.

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Here’s what people are saying about their experiences working with Dana at Avaloch Farm:

“Before working with Dana, we felt intimidated by our industry, uncertain of our intentions, and uncomfortable with confronting the practical complexities of professional music making. After an intense series of personal inquiry and masterfully guided discussions, we found ourselves in an exhilarating condition of newfound optimism. Now, with a unified vision and an arsenal of methods for self-discovery, our quartet feels ready to thrive.”  -Houndstooth Quartet (past participant)

“When I arrived at Avaloch for the WHM residency, I was hopeful but unclear in my career direction. From the moment we sat down to work together, I knew that Dana would challenge us to find the clarity that we were missing. The work that we did over the course of the week was extremely valuable and in depth. We worked on aligning our top goals as well as discovering how our strengths AND weaknesses can help each other. From arriving as a trial cellist with Thalea SQ to leaving as part of their family, I honestly believe that every musician can benefit from working with Dana. I’m overjoyed with my new position, thanks for the final push!”

-Titilayo Ayangade, cellist of the Thalea Quartet

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