Boost your Mental Game

Don’t practice more.

Learn to practice better.

Learn to SPARK Practice for Performance. 


Do you know exactly how to practice and

perform confidently like yourself when it counts?


That’s your SPARK.

You can feel great in yourself, with your instrument, and on stage when it counts.


SPARK Practice is based in the Intentional Practice System, which helps you find your long-term intentions, support achievable objectives, and gives you the act-now strategies to make sure you know exactly what to do to get there. With SPARK Practice, you strategically Support your Mental Game, Boost your Practice, and Accelerate your Confident Performance.

Welcome to SPARK Practice!

Support your Mental Game

Make friends with your mind, get unblocked and out of your own way with the SPARK Mindsets for Performance. Level-up your Mental Game with Nervous System Neutral. Be awesome and nice to yourself.

SPARK Mindsets for Performance

Accelerated Progress in The Practice Room

Lean into the revolutionary, science-&-sports-driven SPARK Formula to turn cutting-edge neuroscience and sports theory into neurologically-accelerated progress in the practice room.

SPARK Practice Formula

Consistent,  Confident Performance

Healthy Peak Performance is waiting for you. Lead your PATH to Performance and know how it feels to have Consistent, Confident Performances.

Performance Accelerator

Supportive, Motivating Community

Musical Co-Working, Monthly SPARK Sessions (Inspiring Conversations to boost your Mindset, Practice, and Performance), Hangouts, Inspiring Guests, and more!

The Practice Room

The revolutionary practice system for instrument mastery and accelerated performance.

 SPARK Practice,

the Intentional Practice System


Light years beyond Deliberate Practice, Intentional Practice builds your why into every step of your Superhero Adventure on your Path to Performance.


✅ Ditch the overwhelm

✅ Organize your practice

✅ Learn faster with better integration 

✅ Get more out of your lessons

✅ Make incredible progress

✅ Beat burnout & Performance Anxiety

✅ Enjoy consistent, confident performances 

SPARK Practice is neurologically-aligned Practice for Performance that supports and builds sustainably confident Total Package Players.

Get Started with the 5 Secrets to Easy Onstage Confdience!

Neuroscience + Elite Sports +

Top Musical Training + Mindfulness


I know what it’s like to be a motivated player without a clear plan of action.


Conservatory is brutal. With extreme expectations, cut-throat competition, and very little clarity about how to practice, how to build performances, overcome performance anxiety, or practice room structure or support, I found myself burned out, injured, and heartbroken at the end of my Bachelor’s at CCM.


I felt like I wasted a great opportunity, and that everyone around me understood so much more than I did. Little did I know that we were all silently suffering - and many would ever touch their instruments again.


So I spent years researching, trying, practicing, collaborating, figuring it out - and finally brought together my backgrounds in elite sports (I went to CCM on a rowing scholarship 🚣 before getting music scholarships), top musical training, with my passions for neuroscience and later, mindfulness.


I cracked the code to healthy peak performance: science-driven expert practice for performance and how to be nice to ourselves while we strive for excellence. Everyone needs access to be their best, and SPARK Practice is here to support you.


At SPARK Practice, I want you to have the tools you need to Find your Spark and be the best player and performer that you know you can be. You are in the right place. I’ll show you how to be awesome on stage and nice to yourself.


You are welcome here - and I’m here for you. Let’s do it!

Support your

Mental Game


SPARK Mindsets for Performance

 Learn better with

SPARK Practice


SPARK Practice Formula

Accelerate your

Confident Performance

Performance Accelerator

Cutting-edge stuff… the tie between sports & performance psychology, and cutting-edge neuroscience.

Dr. Don Greene

Author & Peak Performance Coach

SPARK Practice’s unique approach combines:

  • Neurologically-accelerated learning
  • Elite-sports-informed training cycles
  • Cultivating Nurturing mindsets 
  • Nurturing Learning autonomy
  • Building confident-when-it-counts nervous system regulation
  • Adaptable to all teaching methods, instruments, and playing levels

Find your SPARK Blog

In the SPARK Practice for Performance blog, find and share tips about practicing and performing, the PATH to Performance, your MAPS, Intentional Practice, the SPARK Practice Lab, Deliberate Practice, and more.

Take your musical practice and performance to the next level, and support your students with neurologically-aligned learning! You got this. And we're here to support you.

⚡️SPARK Practice is effective, practical, and, therefore, motivating! 

Spark Practice gets results 100% of the time, and I love to use it in my own practice and with my students!

Daina Staggs
Violinist & Suzuki Association of the Americas teacher, Texas USA

How are you going to SPARK Practice?

Here are some common questions - and please feel free to ask more!

⚡️SPARK Practice is brilliant! ​The system has helped both me & my students become more efficient practicers & more secure performers.

It can be applied at every ability level & the results are tangible!

Gwendolyn Cawdron
Associate Principal Viola, ​Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

⚡️SPARK Practice is brilliant! ​The system has helped both me & my students become more efficient practicers & more secure performers.

It can be applied at every ability level & the results are tangible!"

Gwendolyn Cawdron
Associate Principal Viola, ​Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra


I’m Sarah, and I’m glad you’re here.

My mission is to empower performers and teachers with the scientifically-backed, performance-tested strategies that change the game about learning, integration, and confidence on stage.

Decades of research and my own experiences brought neuroscience, elite sports, top musical training, and mindfulness together into SPARK Practice: a neurologically-aligned framework with expert strategies for mindful performance excellence and gentle self-regulation with Nervous System Neutral.

My superpower is helping you feel confidently prepared, mentally rock solid, and SO ready to play that you shine on stage when it counts.

I‘m so grateful that you’re here and ready to find your spark. Welcome to the party.

Looking forward!


Learn more about Sarah & SPARK Practice

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