Hi, I’m Noa Kageyama. I’m a performance psychologist. After finishing my studies at Juilliard, I put my violin down and went to Indiana University to get a PhD in psychology. Which led me back at Juilliard, but as a member of the faculty, where I specialize in teaching musicians how to play their best under pressure.
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To maximize opportunities to benefit not just from my experience but that of your fellow educators, the follow-up session will have both a small-group component, where you will meet in groups of three in Zoom breakout rooms, and also a large group component, where you’ll be able to tap into the collective experience and wisdom of all of the educators in the group.
And while I’d love it if everyone could be there for these sessions live, I know that’s not realistic, so you’ll have access to the recording of our large group idea-sharing session too.
Plus, you’ll have access to a private, Facebook-style social network (minus the algorithm, privacy concerns, ads, corporate overlords, etc.), where you’ll be able to engage with all of the other participants during the week, share updates, ask questions, and get feedback from myself and your colleagues. It’ll look something like this:
Oh, and whatever happened to that pianist whose recital nudged me onto this path? Well, she went on to solve the nerves issue and become a terrific pianist. And we ended up getting married too, so I guess it’s a good thing I went to that recital. =)
The sessions will be recorded and uploaded as soon as Zoom does its thing and I can upload them to my host (usually by the end of the day). So you’ll be able to “play along” with the exercises we do, and submit your homework into the group along with everyone else without too much of a delay.
And part of the reason for my creating the private social network for this training, is to ensure that we can all communicate and share ideas with each other asynchronously, regardless of whatever time zone we may be based in.
The short answer is that there is indeed some overlap between this course and Beyond Practicing. If you’re trying to decide between the two, my recommendation would be to start with this “Essentials” course, and then consider signing up for Beyond Practicing afterwards if you’d like to take things further.
However, a number of folks have gone the other direction, enrolling in this “Essentials” course after having gone through Beyond Practicing already. This can work too, and I’ve received feedback that the live aspect, the focus on teaching these skills, and the interactions with other educators has increased their confidence, not just in their ability to use and benefit from these strategies themselves, but in their ability to pass these skills on effectively to students as well.
But if you have any questions about whether this would be right for you, email me and we can chat about this some more!