Performance psychologist Noa Kageyama visited our students this month to explore stage fright and how to overcome feelings of stress and anxiety. As a music student, Noa experienced performance anxiety firsthand and that led him to study psychology.

Noa is on the faculty of The Juilliard School and the New World Symphony. Formerly a conservatory-trained violinist with degrees from Oberlin and Juilliard, Noa specializes in teaching musicians how to utilize sport psychology principles and demonstrate their full abilities under pressure.

He has conducted workshops at institutions and programs ranging from NEC, Peabody, and Eastman, to The Perlman Music Program and the National Orchestral Institute.

Noa’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Musical America, and Lifehacker. He maintains a coaching practice and authors The Bulletproof Musician blog, which has 100,000+ monthly readers.