Stage fright plagues many performers: musicians, public speakers, singers, actors, etc. etc. (In fact, we could experience 'stage fright' in any daily activities that bring us discomfort. Think of what happens to you when you are nervous: dry mouth, butterflies, shaking, nausea, sweaty palms, etc.)
Many in the arts believe stage fright to be a taboo topic and one that prepared performers should not experience....
Congratulations to Dr. Sam Welsh, who received an MTNA teacher enrichment grant this past week. Sam was one of the few teachers selected nationwide to receive the grant that will go toward creating a keyboard lab and offer group classes to our students.
It is no secret that music (listening and study) is beneficial to our intellectual growth! But, that's not all! A study by German scientists has concluded that classical music boosts our emotional and physical health in a number of ways. Interested in learning more? Here is a quick summary of the findings posted on the NY Public Radio by Amanda Angel: Top Five Studies on Classical Music and Health