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Music Performance Anxiety: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

    It is normal for singers to experience occasional mild anxiety or apprehension when performing. Vocal training, instilling a solid technique and the assurance that this provides, combined with thorough preparation of the material being performed, usually helps to resolve the issue. However, in some cases Music Performance Anxiety can become a recurring problem which prevents the singer from enjoying performing and giving of their best.
    As part of her ongoing professional development with Voice Workshop UK, Joan has explored the techniques of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, which she employs to provide singers with guidance on how to proactively tackle the issue, within the studio or online setting.