As a seasoned performer, you might think you should be over your stage fright by now. ?
After all, you’ve spent so much of your life performing and you’ve shared your music with thousands of people over the years.
And yet, your nerves keep getting the better of you, preventing you from consistently giving your best performance. ?
It’s really hard to feel optimistic about your playing and conjure up the self-confidence you need when you can’t stop thinking about what might go wrong.
You might be surprised, but a very large percentage of professional musicians ? suffer from a lack of confidence and performance anxiety – even if it’s not visible to you or anyone else.
Since it’s so common, it’s easy to find advice on what to do about stage fright. In fact, you may have tried some or all of the following already to help you calm down before a performance:
? Taking beta blockers or recreational drugs that make you worry about dependency
?? Meditation or breathing exercises that help… until the moment you start playing
? Driving yourself crazy over-practicing…and then STILL feel nervous when you’re on the spot, no matter how many hours you’ve put in.
The problem is, none of these really solves the stage fright problem by getting to the root of the anxiety, which has everything to do with how you integrate your everyday life and practice with your performance. ❌
? You need a solution that doesn’t just mask the anxiety or calm you down when you’re away from your instrument.
You need a simple system with a quick daily practice that helps you:
✔️ observe your reactions to your inner and outer experience, free of judgment;
✔️ choose a different response which is brings ease to your mind and body;
✔️ do this before you go onstage, as you prepare to play, and while you’re playing.
✅ The Art of Freedom® Method for conscious living and masterful artistry gives you a step-by-step (and drug-free) system to:
? Recognize the instant your anxiety is triggered, and know exactly how to quickly calm your nervous system before you spiral out of control.
? Balance your mind, body, and emotions, and bring more relaxed awareness and presence to your music-making on a daily basis – long before you get into a performance situation.
? Learn how to release tension and control your reactions while you play, so that YOU are in charge of your own experience, instead of being a victim of your circumstances.
To be able to…
…quiet your nervous system on command. ?
…think clearly and fearlessly express your musical passion. ?
…enjoy the energy in the room and interact freely with your audience. ?
⚜️ The Musician’s Advantage™ Jumpstart ⚜️ is a program for musicians who are ready to end the constant comparisons in their head and who don’t want to be overly dependent on chemicals to feel better in mind, body, and spirit. It’s for people who want to stop playing small, and who want to fearlessly enjoy their best performance. ?
In The Musician’s Advantage Jumpstart, you’ll enjoy a powerful combination of self-study, live group classes (with an amazing community of international musicians like you), and private instruction.
? By the end of this online program, you’ll have a much deeper understanding of what causes your performance anxiety, and skills you can work on to overcome and prevent it.
You’ll have specific tools ? to use when you get triggered, and you’ll have a daily practice that will help make those tools accessible at any time you need them – whether you’re playing onstage at Carnegie Hall, behind an audition screen, or at your neighbor’s wedding party. ?
So, if you’re sick of performance nerves and you want to enjoy more musical freedom, email me at Jennifer@ArtofFreedom.me so I can tell you more about The Musician’s Advantage™ Jumpstart program and any time-sensitive bonuses for new students. Just email me so we can chat! ?
With Love & Enthusiasm,
p.s. Send me an email Jennifer@ArtofFreedom.me with your thoughts! I look forward to hearing from you!