Playing To The Crowd: Harnessing Performance Anxiety


Dr Margaret Osborne, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Melbourne Conservatorium of Music and MMW member, is a registered psychologist with a special interest in music psychology, and works with performers of all ages to help them cope with performance anxiety.

She was interviewed by AMEB Victoria for the December 2012 newsletter for the feature article "Playing to the crowd: harnessing performance anxiety". 

Read this article for a summary of what performance anxiety is, and some simple things you can do to help adolescent musicians manage it.