A six-week course for all who struggle with performance nerves. You’ll learn what performance anxiety is, why it happens, and how you can use physical and mental tools to lessen the symptoms. You’ll work on practice techniques that will help you to focus on the process of music-making. You’ll also be given a safe, encouraging and supportive forum to begin exploring performing, so that you can put the tools you are learning into practice. By the end of the course, you’ll have begun to harness the positive aspects of nerves (yes, there are some!) so that your performance is better and more enjoyable for you and your audience.
EARLY-BIRD DISCOUNT: enroll now for €99 and save 24% off the full price of €130. Offer ends 1 October, 2023.
5:30–6:45 pm (Irish time)
Dr Jennifer Mackerras
Saturday | 5:30–6:45 pm (Irish time)
What is Performance Anxiety?
A survey of the physiological and psychological basis of performance anxiety, and how to begin calming the physiologic symptoms.
How to begin dealing with the ’twisted thinking’ that makes performance anxiety more severe.
There is a strong correlation between performance anxiety and perfectionism. How can we be kinder to ourselves?
How improving our practice routines can improve our anxiety levels.
Creating a process-oriented outlook (week 1)
Learning how a focus on process (rather than product) can alter our performance.
Creating a process-oriented outlook (week 2)
A continuation of week 5, plus a course summary.
In this course, students will
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