Dr. Renée-Paule Gauthier is a violinist and high-performance coach for musicians. In this episode about performance anxiety and nerves, she spoke with online editor Davina Shum about self-compassion, assessment vs judgement when playing and dealing with inner battles when the stakes are so high.

Check out Renée’s website and podcast Mind Over Finger

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Listen: The Strad Podcast Episode #5: Hsin-Yun Huang’s philosophies on playing and teaching