As much as you may want to perform, it can be scary! In this presentation on Performing Beyond Fear®, master teacher Madeline Bruser shares simple yet powerful exercises to help you connect with your deepest motivation to perform, let go of self-consciousness, cultivate generosity to your audience, and build authentic confidence for performing.
“Performing Beyond Fear”
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 10:30am
Yamaha Artist Services
689 5th Ave., Third Floor, New York, NY 10022
Author of the acclaimed book The Art of Practicing, NYC-based pianist Madeline Bruser has taught musicians from six continents, both in person and online. Committed to helping musicians release physical and mental tension, she includes mindfulness-awareness practices in her teaching to help musicians transform their playing. Her book has sold 85,000 copies in English and has been translated into Chinese, Korean, and Italian.
Inspired to help more musicians unleash their full potential, Madeline founded the Art of Practicing Institute, offering a weeklong summer program at Edinboro University and live online workshops throughout the year. The Institute provides training in mindfulness techniques, community support through discussion groups, in-depth musical work in master classes, and teacher training workshops.
Madeline has served on the Committee for Pianists’ Wellness for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and has helped dozens of pianists recover from practice-related injuries. She has presented on injury preventive piano technique at the MedArt World Congress on Arts and Medicine and at Beth Israel Medical Center in NYC. She has also helped free musicians from dependence on beta blockers. She will present a keynote address and a workshop at the 2020 PAMA conference in Tampa, Florida.
An authorized instructor of mindfulness meditation in the Buddhist tradition, Madeline has presented mindfulness in secular contexts for more than 30 years. She contributed the chapter “Making Music” to The Mindfulness Revolution, a book featuring the writings of leading experts in the field of mindfulness, including Jon Kabat-Zinn. The audio of her unique Performing Beyond Fear exercise was released in 2017.
Madeline has served on the Adjunct Piano Faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University and at the New School University. She has also taught graduates of Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, and many other conservatories.