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Clarinet, Saxophone, Classical, Jazz

Dealing with Performance Anxiety


with Vandoren Artist-Clinician Julie Detweiler

In this video, Vandoren Artist-Clinician Dr. Julie Detweiler discusses performance anxiety. Topics include why we get nervous, how anxiety affects us mentally and physically, and strategies and exercises to cope with and overcome performance anxiety.

1:13 Do you get nervous?
3:34 Why we get nervous
4:54 Physical symptoms
7:15 Mental symptoms
8:10 What is our next step?
8:43 10 Techniques to help
15:35 Mini meditation

More about Julie

Dr. Julie Schumacher Detweiler is a classical freelance clarinetist who has been described as delivering her musical style with “flair.” Dr. Detweiler has served as a New York Philharmonic Teaching Artist and has taught in the pre-college programs at both Manhattan School of Music and The Julliard School. She has maintained an active private-teaching studio for seventeen years.

Dr. Detweiler received her Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance from the State University of New York at Potsdam, her Master of Music degree at Northwestern University, and her Doctor of Music degree in clarinet performance at Florida State University. Julie’s teaching philosophy is: Successful music education requires equal passion and dedication to both music and teaching. I believe in music education that motivated and inspires students through positive modeling and approval-based techniques and ultimately teaches the student to teach herself with confidence.