Musicians learn essential life skills as they prepare for performance. Goal-setting, self-assessment, and navigating performance anxiety are essential skills for successfully navigating both music and life. Utilizing Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness, students are able to explore their own skill-building while learning how to teach others to develop self-awareness, social-awareness, and responsible decision-making. Connections are made to solo performance, ensemble music-making, social justice/impact, and expanding music education beyond the traditional model of large ensembles. Through self-reflection, focusing on empathy, and broadening an understanding of the impact of music, students emerge with both personal skills to better navigate their own musicianship and an awareness of how to teach these skills to others. No prerequisites.
- Teacher: Scott Edgar