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I'm Noa Kageyama

I first picked up the violin at age 2, and spent the next 20+ years battling performance anxiety and wondering why I couldn’t play on stage like I did in the practice room.

Then, I went to Juilliard and discovered sport psychology – which totally changed my playing and opened my eyes to a whole new world to explore. After graduation, I put my violin down to get a Ph.D. in psychology. And now, I’m back at Juilliard, but on the faculty, where I teach musicians how to utilize the same skills and techniques that elite athletes have used for decades.

If you’d like to become a more confident, skilled, and “bulletproof” musician, I’d love to share with you what I’ve learned.

Get started with a 4-min quiz to identify your mental strengths and weaknesses.

A Few Ways to Begin...

The Blog

Hundreds of research-based tips on topics ranging from effective practice to managing nerves to building confidence.

The Quiz

Take the 4-min Mental Skills Audit to discover your mental strengths and weaknesses (plus suggested next steps).


Live and self-paced classes to help you get more out of your daily practice and play more like yourself on stage.