i think nerves affect me in the weirdest way.
seriously. i have a bunch of the normal symptoms… like my hands shake when i’m playing soft snare drum. and my heart starts beating really fast.
but here’s the weird one: in the warmup room i have to go to the bathroom CONSTANTLY.
(why, god, why?!)
so my question is this. if nerves are psychological, why don’t they teach us how to deal with this in school?
how do you learn to overcome performance anxiety in a world where everyone’s talking about music and technique?
noa kageyama is a violinist-turned-performance psychologist and he runs the bulletproof musician blog.
he teaches students how to beat anxiety and win auditions using the same mental skills top athletes have used for decades.
it’s inspiring, really.
today i brought noa into the auditionhacker studios to ask him 3 questions about mental practice:
1. what is mental practice?
2. what does mental practice look like?
3. when is the right time to do mental practice?
he even gives you an exercise that you can do in the practice room today. enjoy!
today’s blog is the story of 3 students who won life-changing auditions at three different levels: conservatory, an orchestra academy, and a professional orchestra.
audition nerves happen to everybody. here’s why they happen and how to fix them, with performance psychologist noa kageyama.
a 3-step process to create a detailed plan for your audition prep so you can be thorough and confident on audition day.
how to know if you’re doing all the right things each day
two things you can install into your audition prep to be more prepared than almost everyone else.
each of them has three things in common
3 reasons why the post-audition hopeless moment is what separates winners from the pack
if nerves are psychological, why don’t they teach us how to deal with this in school? well, they do. his name is noa.
college auditions decide your life, so choosing your repertoire has to be very carefully considered.
your brain has a limited capacity to remember things. here’s 3 ways to deal with that and practice better.