I had been wanting professional mentoring from someone with an Arts background for some time- People like this are thin on the ground in NZ. I have now had several mentoring sessions with Jamie Bull and have found this to be extremely fruitful.
Jamie is an experienced Arts practitioner who is also a well -known Arts agent. This has given her a very broad and up to the minute knowledge of all Arts genres, not just in terms of what various art forms demand but of also of the scene both locally and internationally. She has a deep understanding of the difficulties that most artists encounter, including the fundamental problem of earning a living, and is able to offer pragmatic feedback and advice regarding establishing a career structure and prioritizing work goals.
This, together with Jamie’s ability to be warmly supportive and affirmative, has helped me to put my conducting career goals in place and work towards them more consistently, with increased confidence and clarity of purpose. It has also helped me to improve my regular work habits as a composer and to be more productive. I would recommend Jamie to anyone in the Arts wanting career mentoring. Brigid Ursula Bisley – freelance Composer/Conductor