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Performing in The Zone - Lecture/Workshop
A workshop designed to introduce key concepts from the book Performing in The Zone.

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Workshop duration:

Workshop content:
* To explain why we all perform at different levels
* To introduce the phenomenon of performance arousal and explain how it can help or hinder a performer
* To create motivation to achieve an optimal level of performance arousal
* To explain the body/mind relationship
* To demonstrate specific exercises designed to help performers achieve an ideal state of mind both before and during performances

* 60/90/120+ minutes

* Introduction – how to get the most out of this workshop: active vs. passive participation
* Introduction – my story
* Why we perform at different levels:
The Alternative Performance Equation
* Performance arousal – anxiety and excitement
* Why we experience performance arousal – your Autonomous Nervous System
* What is The Zone?
* How much positive performance arousal do you need for your performing situations?
* A motivational exercise: What, why and how?
* The power of focus
* How to control performance arousal:
The body/mind relationship
* How to control performance arousal:
Technique: Going Peripheral
* How to control performance arousal:
Technique: Qi Gong standing meditation
* How to control performance arousal:
Techniques for outer and inner layers
* The importance of structure – Practising Performing
* Conclusion – recap of workshop
* Conclusion – recommended reading

A recent review for this workshop:

"We all enjoyed Jon's workshop "Performing in The Zone" on Monday. Jon has fabulous presentation skills mixed with very positive energy and humour. The students I spoke to loved it and we all learned a lot with good stimulating and simple exercises to try at home. I highly recommend for him to come back and do a piano class, a string class, a voice class and another repeat WW/Brass class! His expertise is of interest  for all instruments and is inspiring for all."
- Uwe Grodd, Associate Professor, Auckland University School of Music

Orchestral Auditions 101
A 3-day workshop designed to help you as an orchestral musician get better results in orchestral auditions.

Limit 5 - 10 participants per workshop.

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Afternoon session 1:




Afternoon session 2:


Day 2:

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Introduction
Goals
Pre-application preparation
Applications

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Performance arousal
State and state management

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Practising audition situations (1)
Summary of Day 1



Audition preparation
At the audition

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More state management
Practising audition situations (2a)

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Practising audition situations (2b)
Summary of Day 2



1-on-1
Relaxation and visualisation

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Practising audition situaions (3)
Summary of the workshop
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