Creating a Mindful Rehearsal Atmosphere
Presented by Megan Lanz and Rik Noyce
This session brings to light issues that impede rehearsal productivity, including accepting/placing blame and reacting to mistakes. Participants discover key factors to creating a supportive environment for all involved.
Deconstructing Anxiety for the Performer
Presented by Megan Lanz
Ever wanted to sing a phrase, and found that the nerves in your body and mind got in the way of your musicality? Nerves or anxiety is a roadblock almost all performers encounter for various reasons, at one time or another. Participants explore and identify various sources of anxiety, providing insight into our selves and begin to form ideas for creating a more healthy relationship with performing.
Life Coaching for the Performer
Presented by Rik Noyce
What exactly is a Life Coach and why should artists and performers have one? Ever wonder why so many successful athletes and business professionals have personal coaches? A coach helps you address specific personal projects, general day-to-day situations, successes, and relationships by focusing on what is happening right now in life. Coaches help you discover what your obstacles and challenges might be, and assist you in choosing an appropriate course of action to make your life what you want it to be. Now, imagine all of that directly focused on your flute playing ...
Meditation: Insight and Focus for Musicians
Meditation has been proven to be a useful tool for musicians who want to learn techniques to gain focus (ever lose track while counting measures of rest??), manage anxiety ("stage fright"), difficult feelings regarding competition, comparison, self-talk, and a multitude of other potential roadblocks. At its fundamental level, meditation helps us become more aware of reality, the present moment, and how we treat ourselves and others. In the 21st century, our brains are continuously stimulated and often overwhelmed. This sometimes leads to an information overload and the need to refocus and reset ourselves. Meditation is perfect for this, and this workshop gives participants an introductory experience to learning how to sit and settle.
Discover mental balance and new levels of support for yourself and others through awareness and appreciation of your reactions to your surroundings. Specific subjects for personal inquiry include:
Possibilities without Expectations
Presented by Meg Griffith
Step back, focus on the Now, and let go of the result. By reevaluating our definitions of talent and success, we can remove the word “should” from our vocabulary and enjoy all we have to offer through performance and pedagogy.