Lois Svard, NCTM, is Professor of Piano Emerita at Bucknell University. She has performed throughout the USA and in Europe and lectures extensively on the applications of recent neuroscience discoveries for the study and performance of music. She also blogs about neuroscience and music at www.themusiciansbrain.com.

Music and the Brain 101

For many musicians, recurring performance anxiety can erode self-confidence, cause less than optimal performances, and ultimately have a damaging impact on one's career. Although we experience performance anxiety for a number of reasons, the fear that often looms the largest is that of having a memory failure. Neuroscientists have made significant ...
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