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September 30, 2015

Performance anxiety is a common response among musicians to the idea of doing something in front of other people – whether it's a group of people or just one person – especially when you care a lot about the outcome. Even private music lessons can trigger an experience of performance anxiety.

It's not just performers who experience performance anxiety, though. In fact, we musicians can learn a lot from other professionals who regularly have to deal with performance anxiety. In this post, I'm bringing together three articles with good tips from other disciplines: yoga, sports psychology, and public speaking. Don't forget to check out my own longer article on performance anxiety for musicians – you can download it from the box in the right sidebar.

Overcome Performance Anxiety with Sports Psychology

A key to overcoming performance anxiety is having a plan in place before the event.

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Via Strings Magazine

How Yoga Teachers Overcome Performance Anxiety

Tips for embracing fear and calming nerves before getting in front of a group.

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Via DoYouYoga
Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

7 Tips for Speaking in Public

Here's some great advice for connecting with your audience and being authentic in public.

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Via MindBodyGreen
Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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