Course details: 'Beyond Practicing' is an online, applied performance psychology course for performers who want to learn the same mental skills utilized by elite athletes and perform more consistently at a high level in performances and auditions. It begins with an 84-question assessment to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and then progresses through 7 modules, where you’ll learn not only the theory behind these skills, but complete a series of drills and exercises that will help you become a more “bulletproof” performer.
Performance psychologist Noa Kageyama is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and the New World Symphony. Formerly a conservatory-trained violinist with degrees from Oberlin and Juilliard, Kageyama specializes in teaching musicians how to utilize sport psychology principles and demonstrate their full abilities under pressure.
He has conducted workshops at institutions and programs ranging from NEC, Peabody, and Eastman, to The Perlman Music Program and the National Orchestral Institute.
Kageyama’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Musical America, and Lifehacker. He maintains a coaching practice and authors The Bulletproof Musician blog, which has 100,000+ monthly readers.
"I was definitely in the “flow” state, as you mentioned in your course. It was truly a phenomenal moment that I don’t think I will ever forget." M.F.
"I walked on completely confidant, did not feel an ounce of fear, and performed the best I have ever performed in my life." J.H.
"Most impressive about the course is the individual attention, the personalized insights and support you provided as I prepared for two auditions. After just two months of practicing some of the skills laid out in the course, I played the best I’ve ever played in an audition." K.R.
Deadline for entries is Friday March 24th, 5PM BST