Meghan S. Taylor


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Coping Strategies for Music Performance Anxiety – Meditation

One of my biggest struggles with performance anxiety has been learning to quiet my internal monologue. This constant chatter is distracting and can quickly lead to negative self-talk. Practicing meditation in and out of the practice room has helped me to learn to refocus my mind during performance situations.

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Music Performance Anxiety - Introduction

My first time ever playing clarinet in studio class as a college freshman was a complete disaster. My inner pulse was inconsistent and rhythm lost all meaning, my hands and legs were shaking, and all I could hear was my own heart threatening to force it’s way out of my chest with each beat. As an undergraduate student, I spent a lot of time learning how to handle my performance anxiety.

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