Learn research-based strategies for more effective practice and performance under pressure

Not fuzzy abstract theory, but concrete and actionable skills that can be applied to your playing today.

Learning that there were decades of research studies on how to practice, beat nerves, build confidence, and shush the annoying critic in my head was pretty transformative for me.

Fortunately, you don’t have to get a PhD in psychology to develop these skills in your own playing. Whether you learn best on your own or through live group classes, there’s an option for you below.

Self-Study Courses

Learn at your own pace, at a time and place that works best for you, with audio, video, worksheets, and step-by-step guidance.

Beyond Practicing

This comprehensive course will teach you how to practice not just for effective learning and skill development, but for effective performance and skill retrieval as well. From managing nerves to building confidence to attention control, you’ll learn how to develop a key set of mental skills in your daily practice, so you can bridge the gap between practice and performance and play more like yourself when it counts.

Practice That Sticks

If you’ve been puzzled (or 🤬) by how little of your work “sticks” from day to day, and feel like you should be seeing more tangible progress, this 60-minute course will explain why, and teach you how to make this – and every day – a good practice day.

Live (Online) Workshops

Learn alongside a cohort of other musicians and lifelong learners, as you attend live Zoom sessions, engage with your fellow group members, and complete a series of homework assignments from one week to the next.

Performance Psychology Essentials for Educators

In this live 6-week course, specifically designed for educators, you’ll learn how to teach your students to manage nerves more effectively, get into “the zone” more consistently, and become more confident performers and self-efficacious practicers. Or in other words, develop a more positive relationship with both practicing and performing.

Performance Psychology Essentials for Learners

This live 4-week course, specifically for students and lifelong learners, will provide you with some tools to help you make the most of your limited practice time, and develop more confidence in your ability to perform your best on stage.