Before speaking with Travis I frequently struggled with performance anxiety. I would try to keep from thinking about being nervous, but always ended up making mistakes on music that I could always play successfully when I was alone in a practice room. Travis was able to teach me how to center my thoughts without trying to bottle up my nervous feelings. Now when I perform, instead of tearing myself down, I go in with confidence and a positive attitude.
I had great difficulty with performance anxiety. Once I began to practice these meditation techniques, I learned how to handle my anxiety issues and successfully perform with more confidence and composure. I continue to use the technique of visualizing the perfect performance, and utilize the breathing exercises before my performances. I am very thankful for the opportunity I had working with Travis, and with this knowledge, I will pursue more tactics to minimize performance anxiety.
I've known Travis for a few years now, and after having a coaching I wish I had started working with him when I first met him! During our coaching session, we addressed time management and confidence in playing, and now I have a new set of tools to use when I practice and perform. Thank you so much Travis!
It was great to have Travis join us for a workshop on basic principles of healthy movement, yoga, alignment, breathing for focus and practice efficiency, and meditation and visualization. It was an absolutely fantastic class - Thanks Travis!!
Kathryn SteelyBaylor University School of Music
Thank you Travis for keeping 20 violists enraptured and for giving them inspiration and guidance in applying yoga to viola performance. Congrats on an excellent presentation-workshop!
Pamela RyanFlorida State University College of Music
Thank you Travis for coming to UTA to present your spectacular workshop on reaching peak performance through yoga, meditation and visualization, breathing for focus, balance and alignment. The valuable knowledge you communicated is certain to improve the practice and performance quality of every student in the class. You are a wonderful colleague!
Catherine ForbesUniversity of Texas at Arlington Department of Music
We were delighted to have Travis address the topics of performance anxiety and mindful practicing with a group of singers at our vocal institute. His workshop was informative, inspiring, thoughtful, and enjoyable. Students and faculty gained practical techniques to employ in preparing for performances that will allow them to reach their highest potential and to enjoy the process. Thank you for the wonderful work!
Valerie MacPhailConverse College Petrie School of Music
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