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Managing Stage Fright: A Guide for Musicians and Music Teachers
Why is it that well-prepared, talented, hardworking, and intelligent performers find their performance and self-esteem undermined by the fear of memory slips, technique failures, and public humiliation? In Managing Stage Fright: A Guide for Musicians and Music Teachers, author Julie Jaffee Nagel unravels these mysteries, taking the reader on an intensive backstage tour of the anxious performer's emotions to explain why stage fright happens and what performers can do to increase their comfort in the glare of the spotlight.
Examining the topic from her interdisciplinary educational, theoretical, clinical, and personal perspectives, Nagel uses the music teacher/student relationship as a model for understanding the performance anxiety that affects musicians and non-musicians alike. Shedding new light on how the performer's emotional life is connected to every other facet of their life, Managing Stage Fright encourages a deeper understanding of anxiety when performing. The guide offers strategies for achieving performance confidence, emphasizing the relevance of mental health in teaching and performing.
Through the practices of self-awareness outlined in the book, Nagel demonstrates that it is possible and desirable for teachers to assist students in developing the coping skills and attitudes that will allow them to not feel overwhelmed and powerless when they experience strong anxiety. Each chapter contains insights that help teachers recognize the symptoms-obvious, subtle, and puzzling-of the emotional grip of stage fright, while offering practical guidelines that empower teachers to empower their students. The psychological concepts offered, when added to pedagogical techniques, are invaluable in music performance and in a variety of life situations since, after all, music lessons are life lessons.
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Managing Stage Fright Audio Bonus
Enjoy this audio bonus with author, Julie Nagel. Take a deeper dive with into learning how to manage performance anxiety through Julie's application of the 'Letter B' statements and how they will help you and your students.
Train Your Brain Flashcards
Twelve supportive statements that can be printed (on card stock or laminated for greater durability) to use as mantras and reminders when preparing for your next presentation. From the deck: "Consider the instrument your friend... give it a name!" and "Learn to fix your mistakes without stopping."
13 Tips for Managing Performance Anxiety
Use this set of coping strategies to help prepare for your next performance.
Managing Stage Fright: The Journal
The Managing Stage Fright Journal offers a set of guided excercises to get even more benefit from Julie Nagel's new book, Managing Stage Fright.
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