Performance anxiety: A practical workshop for music teachers

Thursday 19 October 2017, 9.30am-3.45pm The ISM, 4-5 Inverness Mews, London W2 3JQ

A practical workshop with Gregory Daubney MSc MBPsS and Dr Alison Daubney, authors of Performance anxiety: A practical guide for music teachers, published by the ISM Trust.

This workshop explores many of the common underlying causes of performance anxiety and helps teachers identify its presence in their day-to-day work. Participants will take part in a series of practical exercises to try out a range of strategies across three key time-frames over which anxiety commonly occurs. 

This course will provide music teachers working across all contexts and with pupils of all ages with easy to use, practical strategies informed by rigorous psychological research to integrate throughout their own practice and positively enhance their students’ development over time.

This workshop will enable teachers to leave the session with confidence to:

  • successfully identify the presence of performance anxiety in their students and its possible sources
  • select and apply appropriate practical strategies to help their students handle performance anxiety effectively in a variety of situations
  • experiment with practical strategies and experience how they work
  • create and design their own strategies to help students cope with performance anxiety
  • reflect on their own practice and implement long-term strategies to help minimise the presence and impact of performance anxiety throughout their teaching.

Booking rates

  • ISM members - £49
  • non-members - £59

This workshop is limited to 14 people, which allows a unique opportunity for in-depth consideration of the subject.