Motivation, feedback and strategies for performance preparation with Secondary Musicians

Date: Saturday 12 October
Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm, plus optional MYO rehearsal observation
Venue: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Southbank Campus, 234 St Kilda Rd, Southbank

Presented by Dr Brad Merrick

This workshop will reference the need for teachers to prepare students not only in the art of playing onstage but also highlight a range of factors and strategies worth considering and teaching to ensure students are really at their best for their performances when they arise. This presentation will present a range of different strategies, motivational tools and research, placing the focus on the process of making quality music and developing intrinsic motivation, rather than just aiming for a good product. This session will provide teachers with some new and effective ideas to employ with their students as they develop their capacity as performers, developing capacities that will stay with them beyond the classroom.