Things Musicians Don't Talk About

Episode 6-Laura Serra on performance psychology

July 23, 2020 Hattie Butterworth
Things Musicians Don't Talk About
Episode 6-Laura Serra on performance psychology
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Things Musicians Don't Talk About
Episode 6-Laura Serra on performance psychology
Jul 23, 2020
Hattie Butterworth

Today I am talking to the pianist Laura Serra about her research whilst on the BSc in Performance Science at the Royal College of Music. She has since set up the initiative Coaching Musicians, which looks to support musicians psychologically. We talk about performance anxiety, what the concept of coaching actually is, the relationship between sports performance and music performance and the idea of being 'psychologically well', to describe a state of being, not necessarily the absence of mental illness. She also talks about her personal journey with yoga and how best to begin looking into mindfulness and meditation to support your mental health.

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Today I am talking to the pianist Laura Serra about her research whilst on the BSc in Performance Science at the Royal College of Music. She has since set up the initiative Coaching Musicians, which looks to support musicians psychologically. We talk about performance anxiety, what the concept of coaching actually is, the relationship between sports performance and music performance and the idea of being 'psychologically well', to describe a state of being, not necessarily the absence of mental illness. She also talks about her personal journey with yoga and how best to begin looking into mindfulness and meditation to support your mental health.