• Mon. Apr 15th, 2024

Beyond the Spotlight: Tackling Performance Anxiety in Music with YCAT, MU, BAPAM and Tonic Rider

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Tackling performance anxiety: The Strad and YCAT Musicians unite for Mental Health Month

The Musicians’ Mental Health Month in April 2024 will focus on performance anxiety. The Young Classical Artists Trust (YCAT) is partnering with the Musicians’ Union (MU), the British Association for Performing Arts Medicine (BAPAM), and Tonic Rider to bring a line-up of events that will provide ongoing support to musicians struggling with performance anxiety.

Amongst these events, an online performance anxiety workshop by Tonic Rider, facilitated by Jade Hughes, will take place. Additionally, one-to-one coaching opportunities with Marion Friend, MBE, will be available for those seeking personalized assistance.

The mission of the campaign is to promote year-round mental health support for musicians. As part of this effort, the MU will be releasing free-to-access performance anxiety resources, offering guides from both clinical and coaching perspectives.

Kate Blackstone, project manager at YCAT and a musician, educator, and music psychologist herself, shares her understanding of the impact that performance anxiety can have on careers and lives: “As a musician myself, I know all too well how difficult it can be to find help and advice when dealing with performance anxiety.” She adds that she is proud of YCAT’s partnership with industry experts to provide new resources that will offer ongoing support to young musicians.

By Samantha Jones

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