How to Become a More Confident Performer

How to Become a More Confident Performer

How confident a performer are you? Do you go into auditions or performances feeling certain that…

How Many Hours a Day Should You Practice?

2 hours? 4 hours? 8 hours? 12 hours? How much is enough? Is there such a thing as practicing too…

How to Make Performance Anxiety an Asset Instead of a Liability

We are typically led to believe that being "nervous" is a bad thing. Indeed, most of the advice…

3 Reasons Why Beta Blockers Could Ultimately Hold You Back

3 Reasons Why Beta Blockers Could Ultimately Hold You Back

I've read compelling arguments both for and against the use of beta-blockers in the performing arts…

What is performance anxiety, really?

What Is Performance Anxiety, Really?

My favorite violinist growing up was Itzhak Perlman, so when I recently observed a Perlman master…