Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth
About This Show
Formerly the Find Your Forte podcast - Step up to the podium with purpose and make the most of your public or private school's choral program with solutions you never saw coming! Join Choir Ninja, Ryan Guth as he brings you weekly interviews with veteran in-the-trenches choral directors on how to manage your choir, teach concepts like sight-singing and group vocal technique, market your program, and help inspire a love of choral music in your students each day.
| Choral Music Education | Teaching Ensemble Singing | Hacks for Middle and High School Conductors.
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Agnes Isn’t the Boss of You, with Lynn Lyons
7 days ago
Performance anxiety is just the tip of the iceberg. Lynn Lyons breaks down the process of dealing with anxiety, and explains the difference between regular worry and something more disruptive. Her tips can easily be adapted to help the students in your class approach events like performances, solos, or auditions with more courage and confidence. [Subscribe on iTunes] [Subscribe on Android] Highlight to Tweet: “When you are comparing yourself to someone else, you are comparing your inside to their outside.” -Lynn Lyons “Anxiety is a quest for certainty, and there is no way to appease it.” - Lynn Lyons “It’s a very courageous thing, to be a performer.” -Lynn Lyons Show Notes: What's going on with anxiety? Is it as bad as it seems? Worry and anxiety are both normal parts of our lives. When worry takes over, and starts to cause us to avoid certain things, it becomes a problem. Anxiety says, “No thanks, I’m out.” It leads to avoiding normal daily activities. Anxiety and worry are particular problems for creative people. Imagination can amplify worry’s effect. What happens when we try to eliminate worry and anxiety? (Hint: it gets worse!) The more you try to eliminate worry, the stronger it gets. Externalize the worry. When it shows up (because of course it
Rated 5 out of
Ryan is inspiring! He knows how to speak in a way that motivates me to go into work each day and "step up to the podium with purpose". Love listening each week!
Date published: 2015-10-15