While practicing mindfulness, we bring attention to bodily sensations and sounds. Here are five ways that mindfulness can benefit your music career.
Stage fright, also known as performance anxiety, is one of the most common and perplexing problems we musicians face. You’re in great company if you become nervous when you perform.
Managing your music audition anxiety is key to your audition success. You want to be at your peak of health, relaxation, and confidence when you stand on that stage. But your anxiety about the outcome can feel like an impossible obstacle.
Butterflies in the stomach; sweaty palms; negative self-talk; stomach pain; dry mouth; excessive swallowing; shortness of breath; fuzzy thinking; avoidance; or giving up. These are some of the signs and symptoms of performance anxiety.
Michael D. Frederick, director of Alexander Technique Workshops International and a senior teacher of the Alexander Technique, teaches musicians how to perform with less stress to reduce performance injuries.