Performance Anxiety Strategies

Performance Anxiety Strategies

Including a wealth of offerings and approaches, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone who has ever experienced performance anxiety, from the aspiring classical musician to the garage band guitarist.

Author: Casey McGrath

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442271531

Category: Music

Page: 184

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The authors present relevant and noteworthy research and insight into many therapies, including holistic, exposure, cognitive and behavioral therapies, and medicinal treatments. Each chapter features self-guided activities and journaling exercises, words of wisdom from established performing artists and athletes, and suggestions for music teachers.
Categories: Music

The Performer s Companion

The Performer s Companion

The book approaches building performance confidence and overcoming stage fright from many angles: physical preparation, mental strategies, nurturing the artist within, optimum practicing, backstage tips and the benefit of body work, ...

Author: Sharon Stohrer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1500799475

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 154

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The Performer's Companion provides musicians with tools and strategies for conquering performance anxiety. Bringing a wealth of experience in performance anxiety coaching to bear on the subject, Stohrer has written an essential text for both instrumentalists and singers, giving up-to-date information. The book approaches building performance confidence and overcoming stage fright from many angles: physical preparation, mental strategies, nurturing the artist within, optimum practicing, backstage tips and the benefit of body work, especially the Alexander Technique. Written in an intimate, conversational style, the book combines information and recommendations with gentle humor and encouragement. As a singer who has gone from paralyzing stage fright to helping others break free, Stohrer has unique insights into the process and plenty of practical solutions to offer.
Categories: Performing Arts

Performance Strategies for Musicians

Performance Strategies for Musicians

Mental wellbeing and peak performance: Musicians and mental wellbeing - Mental skills training - The performing state; Developing mental resilience: Breathing - Relaxation - Visualisation and mental rehearsal - Changing state; Practice and ...

Author: David Buswell

Publisher: Mx Pub

ISBN: 1904312225

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

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How to overcome stage fright and performance anxiety and perform at your peak -using NLP and visualisation.
Categories: Business & Economics

Performance Strategies to Manage Performance Anxiety Lessons into Two Phases of Preparation

Performance Strategies to Manage Performance Anxiety Lessons into Two Phases of Preparation

The guide is two parts Phase 1: Recital Music Practice Unit, Practice Strategies, How do musicians fix Mistakes for a Recital Performance?Practice Plan Lesson, Group Performance Preparation for Keyboard Classes; and Phase 2: Recital ...

Author: Stella Tartsinis, DMA

Publisher: Stella Tartsinis

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 24

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Six Lessons on how to deal with performance anxiety. The guide is two parts Phase 1: Recital Music Practice Unit, Practice Strategies, How do musicians fix Mistakes for a Recital Performance?Practice Plan Lesson, Group Performance Preparation for Keyboard Classes; and Phase 2: Recital Preparation Unit Presentation & Concert Etiquette, Recital Class Preparations for Keyboard Classes, Concert Etiquette When Presenting a Prepared Piece, and additional resources: RUBRICS with emoji's, differentiated instruction list and a sample program template.
Categories: Music

Mindfulness and the Self regulation of Music Performance Anxiety

Mindfulness and the Self regulation of Music Performance Anxiety

Music performance anxiety is the experience of strong and persistent anxiety related to the performance of music.

Author: Virginia Anne Farnsworth-Grodd

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:827611508

Category: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

Page: 522

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"Music performance anxiety is the experience of strong and persistent anxiety related to the performance of music. It is highly prevalent among musicians and can lead to the impairment of performance quality, or the complete abandonment of an individual's study or career. To date, studies examining musicians' coping efforts have not examined the mechanisms that drive adaptive coping responses to manage music performance anxiety. This knowledge is essential before interventions to manage music performance anxiety can be designed and tested. The present research addressed this gap by investigating the role mindfulness played in guiding coping efforts to regulate music performance anxiety in a sample of university music performance students (N = 159). The study was longitudinal and questionnaire-based, and included two new measures designed to assess musicians' coping strategies, as well as measures of mindfulness, music performance anxiety, perceptions of performance quality, and final grade. A Self-Regulation Model of Music Performance Anxiety was developed to test mediational relationships. Results showed that the mindfulness facet act with awareness (expressed in dispositional and situational forms) was associated with lower music performance anxiety. Coping responses of higher hope and lower avoidance partially mediated dispositional act with awareness effects on situational act with awareness. The goal-oriented strategy of hope also contributed to increased practice efforts. During performance, the coping strategies of positive focus, self-kindness, and self-acceptance partially mediated the relationships between levels of situational act with awareness and music performance anxiety. Finally, the relationships between situational act with awareness and performance outcomes were fully mediated by levels of music performance anxiety. These findings lay the foundation for future research to run a randomized control trial to test a mindfulness-based intervention aimed at developing act with awareness and coping strategies, including hope, positive focus, selfacceptance, and less avoidance. Educators and clinicians working to reduce the negative impact of music performance anxiety need to consider how they target music students' ability to bring act with awareness, and the adaptive potential of hope, positive focus, self-acceptance, and less avoidance, to their preparation and performance".
Categories: Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

The Anxious Musician

The Anxious Musician

As this is such a common occurrence in the field of music, it is important for teachers and students alike to understand the basis of anxiety as well as how to deal with its effects.

Author: Abigail Lockhart

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1107879672

Category: Musicians

Page: 30

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Music Performance Anxiety, or MPA, affects over 20% of musicians, regardless of age, experience, or nationality. MPA is a form of social anxiety that causes the performer great distress before and during a performance experience, often causing the performance to have a less favorable outcome. As this is such a common occurrence in the field of music, it is important for teachers and students alike to understand the basis of anxiety as well as how to deal with its effects. Unfortunately, there is no simple solution to conquer anxiety, but through the implementation of various coping strategies, musicians can have greater success and more enjoyable performance experiences.
Categories: Musicians

Performance Anxiety

Performance Anxiety

Author: Elizabeth Bradstreet

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:746792973

Category: Anxiety

Page: 80

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Categories: Anxiety

Performance anxiety

Performance anxiety

Author: Joseph Thomas Ambrosavage

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:26877117

Category: Music

Page: 96

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Categories: Music

Music Performance Anxiety

Music Performance Anxiety

The goal of this paper is to examine the work of various psychologists, performers, and educators in order to form a cohesive characterization of MPA, explore its possible causes, resultant mental or physical limitations, and develop ...

Author: Jonathan Patrick Chapman

Publisher:

ISBN: 1369751893

Category: Music

Page: 13

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Abstract: Various treatments of Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) have already been researched extensively. However, there are few resources readily available to aid musicians with treating their unique form of MPA in a practical way. The goal of this paper is to examine the work of various psychologists, performers, and educators in order to form a cohesive characterization of MPA, explore its possible causes, resultant mental or physical limitations, and develop practical strategies that aid the performer in coping with this problem. This report will look at some of the possible effects of Music Performance Anxiety and provide practical solutions for the reader.
Categories: Music

Voice Secrets

Voice Secrets

The Music Secrets for the Advanced Musician series is designed for instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers, and other instructors and professionals seeking a quick set of pointers to improve their work as performers and producers ...

Author: Matthew Hoch

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442250260

Category: Music

Page: 282

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In Voice Secrets: 100 Performance Strategies for the Advanced Singer, Matthew Hoch and Linda Lister create order out of the chaotic world of singing. They examine all aspects of singing, including nontechnical matters, such as auditioning, performance anxiety, score preparation, practice performance tips, business etiquette, and many other important topics for the advanced singer. Voice Secrets provides singers with a quick and efficient path to significant improvement, both technically and musically. It is the perfect resource for advanced students of singing, professional performers, music educators, and avid amateur musicians. The Music Secrets for the Advanced Musician series is designed for instrumentalists, singers, conductors, composers, and other instructors and professionals seeking a quick set of pointers to improve their work as performers and producers of music. Easy to use and intended for the advanced musician, contributions to Music Secrets fill a niche for those who have moved beyond what beginners and intermediate practitioners need.
Categories: Music

Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety

This reference guide is specifically designed to provide teachers with practical, evidence-based strategies for reducing test-related anxiety and improving test performance and overall well-being in students ranging from elementary to high ...

Author: Joseph Casbarro

Publisher: Dude Publishing

ISBN: 1938539087

Category:

Page: 6

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Testing--especially high-stakes testing--is playing an increasing role in schools, giving rise to higher levels of anxiety for both students and teachers. As a result, many students are actually experiencing performance declines rather than improvements. This reference guide is specifically designed to provide teachers with practical, evidence-based strategies for reducing test-related anxiety and improving test performance and overall well-being in students ranging from elementary to high school age.The guide includes recommendations for teaching effective study skills & habits, as well as specific test-taking skills. It also describes how to teach students stress-reduction techniques such as deep breathing, freewriting, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, mindfulness and meditation, and positive self-talk.
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Performance Anxiety and Music Memorization

Performance Anxiety and Music Memorization

The purpose of this review of literature was to examine the literature related to performance anxiety and music memorization and to generate research-based, best practice instructional strategies that would benefit music students and ...

Author: Andrea Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1047962414

Category:

Page: 49

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The purpose of this review of literature was to examine the literature related to performance anxiety and music memorization and to generate research-based, best practice instructional strategies that would benefit music students and teachers in memorizing and performing music. Music memorization and performance anxiety were cross-referenced with the intention of extracting elements which were common to both. As part of this review of literature, an investigation of prior research related to performance anxiety and music memorization were examined and the information gathered was used to generate effective strategies related to musical performance anxiety and music memorization. The environment for performing appears to relate to levels of anxiety and successful music memorization. The size of the performance venue as well as the audience present during a performance may both significantly impact music memorization and levels of performance anxiety according to the literature. Second, mental practice and cognitive rehearsal are similar strategies which were found to positively impact the ability to memorize music and decrease performance anxiety related to music memorization.
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Music Performance Anxiety

Music Performance Anxiety

This book provides an excellent and updated review of the literature on the topic, including concept, epidemiology, methodical aspects and interventional studies.

Author: Ariadna Ortiz Brugués

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527523036

Category: Music

Page: 246

View: 777

Music Performance Anxiety (MPA) has been proven to affect many individuals, independent of age, gender, experience and hours of practice. This book provides an excellent and updated review of the literature on the topic, including concept, epidemiology, methodical aspects and interventional studies. Suggestions of the correct use of the term MPA and the identification of necessary future studies, as well as comments on and critiques of those already published, will also be provided.
Categories: Music