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From Panic to Poise - One Day Course


Jackdaws Tutor Wendy SkeenFrom Panic to Poise: One Day Course
with Wendy Skeen

Sunday 9 December 2018
10:30am - 4pm
Level: All
Fee: £45, includes lunch

Course No. 3314
One Day Course

Performing music can be a deeply enriching experience, yet many musicians experience anxiety about performing in public, and either struggle through it or avoid performing altogether. This one-day workshop will explore practical strategies - drawn from Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) in particular - that can help in managing performance anxiety. Our goal will be to find ways that can help you move from ‘panic’ to ‘poise’ so that you can enjoy performing and sharing your music-making with others.

Wendy will also lead a Panic to Poise Weekend Workshop in May 2019.


All courses are held at Jackdaws in Great Elm, a small village to the west of Frome in Somerset, approximately 14 miles south of Bath. Frome Train station is just 3 miles from Jackdaws with direct trains from Bristol, Bath, Cardiff and London.

A £45 deposit is required to secure your place on this course.

Course Fee
The Course Fee is inclusive of lunch, refreshments and tuition at Jackdaws.

Accommodation Fees are payable in addition to the Course Fee. Jackdaws will take care of booking your accommodation; B&B rooms will be allocated a few  weeks before the course starts, and we will send you details of where you are staying. B&B rates start at £39 per night (single room, shared bathroom) and from £49 (en suite, subject to availability) including booking fee.

B&B accommodation is arranged with local hosts, who are happy to welcome Jackdaws course participants, and includes a continental breakfast. Several are within walking distance of Jackdaws in Great Elm, and in neighbouring villages just a short drive away (5 – 10 minutes). Alternatively, we can arrange accommodation in local inns and guest houses (with a cooked breakfast available) please call us to discuss your requirements.

If you are vegetarian/vegan or have any food allergies please let us know in plenty of time, so that our cooks can plan the meals for the course accordingly. All meals and refreshments (except breakfast) are prepared and served at Jackdaws by our dedicated cooks, Loo and Alex. We are ‘allergy aware’, but we rely on participants letting us know if they have specific food allergies. Please also let us know if you carry any emergency medication.

Communal lunch will be served at the table, allowing you to converse with your fellow participants and tutors.

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Jackdaws Music Education Trust
Great Elm
Frome, Somerset
BA11 3NY
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Date: December 9, 2018

Start Time: 10:30 am
End Time: 4:00 pm

Price: £45.00

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