Specialized Workshop on Musicians’ Wellness II (4392)
Performance anxiety is common among musicians, and the need for specialized training and treatment is on the rise. These courses are taught by health professionals who have special experience in treating musicians and who will provide practical and theoretical knowledge to help musicians with the mental aspects of performance.
These workshops are designed to equip musicians with knowledge and the tools to improve their mental and physical well-being in relation to their instrument. Mindfulness Training, Performance Skills Coaching, and the Alexander Technique will be used to introduce musicians to mindfulness practices, mental skills for both on and off-stage, and strategies for preventing and managing performance anxiety. The content of these workshops is applicable to a wide variety of musicians and instrumental group
The overaching learning theme for this course is music performance anxiety and workshops include:
- “Mindfulness Meditation I” and “Confidence, Self-Talk Management, and Thorough Preparation for Performance Excellence” (January 11, 9am-4pm)
- “Mindfulness Meditation II” and “Putting it all together: Creating your Optimal Onstage Zone for your Personal Best Performances” (February 8, 9am-4pm)
- “Introduction to the Alexander Technique: An Inspiring Path to Challenge Music Performance Anxiety”, Parts I and II (March 14, 9am-4pm)
This course is given on the University of Ottawa campus at 50 University, in multiple rooms - please note which portion is given in which room.
- January 11, 50 University, Room 109 (9am-12pm) and Room 307 (1pm-4pm)
- February 8, 50 University, Room 109 (9am-12pm) and Room 307 (1pm-4pm)
- March 14, 50 University, Room 302 (9am-4pm)
Self-Talk Management and Thorough Preparation for Performance Excellence
Creating your Optimal Onstage Zone for your Personal Best Performances
Introduction to the Alexander Technique: An Inspiring Path to Challenge Music Performance Anxiety
- Any musician or music teacher interested in learning strategies to help minimize the physical and psychological effects of performance anxiety.
Evelyn Tan, Certified Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Teacher
Carolyn Christie, Mental Performance Skills Coach
Brigitte and Francis Caron and Team, Certified Alexander Technique Teachers