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Conquering Performance Anxiety

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2018, 3:30pm

Bay Chamber Music School, Rockport

What: 4 sessions, 90 minutes each

When: Tuesdays: June 26, July 10 and 24, and August 7; 3:30-5PM

Where: Bay Chamber Music School Recital Hall

Cost: $60

Enrollment limit: 7 participants

Led by Deirdre McClure


We are offering this new group class for anyone looking for guidance about overcoming nerves while performing. It has come up more than once that many musicians (especially adults, its seems) face debilitating anxiety regarding playing for others, even in a casual and friendly setting. To address these issues, Deirdre will be leading the class which will meet for four sessioins just prior to her Summer Reading Orchestra.

Build confidence and conquer anxiety through weekly performance practice and feedback.
Breathing techniques, correct posture and dress, and mental strategies for beating stage fright are all addressed.
In each session all participants perform one short piece.
Small class size promotes trust and full participation.