Lindsay Rider's OVERTURE

Get Tuned Up + Play at Bigger Stages


What if your best work, your best life, was on the other side of self-examination?

After years of struggling and soul-searching as a working artist, I knew that the way I was approaching my life wasn't working.

Life was living me, not the other way around.

Through a lot of trial and error, and some challenging self-examination, I finally got my life going on the path I truly wanted. So many others noticed a change in me, and wanted to know what I had done to become happy, grounded, and producing some of my best work yet!

After years of compiling resources, narrowing down questions, and combing through my emotional tool-box (as I call it), I finally came up with the series of important thought areas and corresponding questions and tasks that helped to guide me through. I know it will do the same for you!


Overture is an online course delivered through a private membership website. Each week, students receive an intro to the new important thought area, and receive an explanation of how I discovered the idea and implemented it in my own work. Then, they drill down and go through a series of 5 tasks for the week. They write their work down in a journal space of their choice - to be reflected on and built upon.

I’m also including an opportunity for ongoing comments and feedback for the students. It's a safe place to share thoughts, victories, hurdles and also a chance to hear from others, and me in person!

Why I made Overture... for you!

Honestly, at first I didn’t even know I was creating something - I just had to do something to help myself. After friends and colleagues asked me what had changed in me, I realized it was really all this work I’d done for myself. They were curious about how to implement these ideas in their own life, and as I explained my process to them, I realized that this work is SO missing in everything from schools, to C suites, and I felt uniquely equipped to talk about it, in my own way. So, I created Overture. I believe that every single person wants to lead the life they are meant to live here, and being in awareness is absolutely essential to getting there.

What can Overture do for you?

Overture is going to change your life, if you let it. Overture is the essential “Life 101”. During any point of life change or struggle, you will know how to turn to the work outlined in Overture to help guide your choices and direct your life with meaning and intention.

Perfect if you're...

  • Someone searching for the “why” in any area of your life.
  • Someone who wants to help yourself, but don't know how, or where to start!
  • Someone who doesn’t know the next step, has hit rock bottom, has lost yourself, needs motivation, new direction - a life change.

Please pass if you're...

  • Someone who's closed off, skeptical or negative.
  • Someone who won’t truly and genuinely put in the time, emotional effort, and thoughtfulness into working on themselves.
  • Someone who isn't up for a challenge or change.


Your Instructor

Lindsay Rider
Lindsay Rider

Lindsay Rider is a singer, producer, teacher, coach, and the creator of Overture.

Her projects vary—from performances of stage and concert work across the U.S., to studio vocals and the television show, American Idol.

She is a sought-after producer of events in the NYC Metro area, and to date has produced well over 250 (and counting).

Lindsay maintains an active teaching studio and has been affiliated with Broadway Dance Center, The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theater and many others. She served on the Board of Directors for the New York Singing Teachers’ Association and is a compassionate instructor and mentor.

Ms. Rider is a graduate of The Manhattan School of Music (MM) and Ithaca College (BM). Based in New York City, she is a proud member of AEA and AGMA.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This session begins April 15, 2018 and runs until May 27, 2018
How much time will Overture take?
That is totally up to you. Overture students are all kinds of people, with busy lives. I recommend setting aside 5-7 hours a week for the coursework - to watch the video, do each one of the tasks fully and engage with our community. With lifetime access and flexible timing, you can take this course at your pace, and come back any time it's open!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course each time it runs for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Can't I just find all these answers online on my own?
Sure you can. But if you don't know what to look for, or what to avoid, all the googling in the world won't help. This work will change your life, and Overture gives you the step-by-step tools to get you there, along with a fantastic community to support you every step of the way.
Will I hear directly from Lindsay?
Oh absolutely! I am here with you every step of the way. I'll be in the comments and in your inbox as much as you need me.
Can I take Overture with someone else?
Overture is designed to be an individual course. We ask that each student enroll separately.
What if I have a question not answered here?
Send me a note at overture@lindsayrider.com and I'll be sure to respond to directly.

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