Performing is a funny thing. Why is it that we can nail even the most difficult passages in the practice room, but fall apart when we are in front of other people? And why does this happens in some performances, and not others?
Dr. Noa Kageyama will be in residence at NEC to lead a two-part workshop that will expose you to a crucial set of mental skills, inspired by key concepts from sport psychology, that will change how you prepare for performances and help you start performing up to your abilities when it counts.
Workshop #1: Pre-Performance Routines
Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 4PM
This session will explore the three key components of performance anxiety, the difference between right brain and left brain processing modes and how this affects practice and performance, and finally, the importance of making a great first impression.
Workshop #2: Focus In Performance
Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 5PM
This session will uncover what great performers are thinking about when they're in the middle of a high-level performance. Dr. Kageyama will share techniques for how to train yourself to play through distractions, mistakes, and get into "the zone" on a consistent basis. Click here to view calendar event.
Dr. Noa Kageyama
Performance psychologist Dr. Noa Kageyama is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and is the performance psychology coach for the New World Symphony in Miami, FL. A conservatory-trained violinist with degrees from Juilliard and Oberlin, Dr. Kageyama studied with Stephen Clapp, Ronald Copes, Franco Gulli, Paul Kantor, Masao Kawasaki, Roland & Almita Vamos, and Donald Weilerstein before making the leap to psychology.
He specializes in working with performing artists, teaching them how to utilize sport psychology principles and more consistently demonstrate their full abilities under pressure. Dr. Kageyama has presented workshops at institutions including Indiana University, Oberlin, and the U.S. Armed Forces School of Music, at programs such as the Starling-Delay Symposium, Juilliard Conducting Workshop, and The Perlman Music Program, and for organizations like the Music Teachers’ National Association and the National Association of Teachers of Singing.
Dr. Kageyama’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Musical America, Strings Magazine, and Lifehacker. He maintains a private coaching practice and writes a performance psychology blog called the The Bulletproof Musician.