Serena Paese is a PhD student at the University of York conducting research on the use of meditation as a tool to counteract music performance anxiety.

Serena is recruiting participants for a study on the effects of meditation on music performance and music performance anxiety. Ideal participants are music students/musicians interested in improving their music performance and life skills. Participants will attend a free online meditation course for musicians and complete questionnaires. The online meditation course is led by Ruth Phillips and Lucy Russell, professional players working specifically with mindfulness and musicians.

An optional performance with physiological measurements of heart rate and skin conductance could be given at the University of York, before and after the meditation course. The entire study (optional performances+meditation course) will be run from September to November 2022.

If you are interested in participating please contact Serena Paese at sp1730@york.ac.uk for details.

This study has been granted ethics approval by York University.