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10th January, 2019

Course launch: Mindfulness for Performers

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This practical evening course has been specifically developed at Guildhall School to support musicians and actors in their lives and creative work. Through meditation and re-connecting with the body, participants can learn how to bring awareness to the present moment and relate differently with stress, anxiety and depression.

This 8-week course will explore themes such as stepping out of automatic pilot, working with obstacles including self-criticism and performance anxiety and learn how to cultivate stage presence.

About the course tutor

Eliza McCarthy is a pianist specializing in contemporary music living and working in London. As an ensemble member she can be heard performing with Decibel and Crash Ensemble and as a soloist works closely with composers including Mica Levi, Donnacha Dennehy, Andrew Hamilton and Tansy Davies.

Alongside her career as a performer she has been a practitioner of Mindfulness meditation for 15 years and has a strong interest in how mindfulness can support artistic practices. Eliza trained as a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Bangor University and currently teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and University of Birmingham.


Dates: Wednesday evenings on 06, 13, 20 & 27 February, 13, 20 & 27 March 2019, Monday evening on 04 March 2019.

Free introductory session (optional): 23 January 2019

Times: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Course fee: £315

More info here.

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