Performance Ready

Master the art of mindful performance preparation so you can worry less and perform your best

Aren’t you supposed to get less nervous the more you perform?

Then how come after years of lessons, concerts, and auditions you’re just as nervous as ever (if not more so)?

You’re the kind of musician who is willing to work hard. You give it your all on stage and in auditions and you perform regularly.

And yet, in spite of all of your experience, you find yourself struggling to feel confident. Out of nowhere, your nerves take over and all of your hard work seems to go flying down the drain.

  • You worry that you just don’t have what it takes to perform well in stressful situations because no matter what you try, your performance anxiety isn’t getting better
  • You feel alone because every other musician you know seems to have their performance anxiety under control, but you’re still struggling
  • You’re constantly imagining how things could go wrong in performances and auditions because there’s just so much to worry about
  • You struggle to remain calm before big performances (or even small ones) because when nerves take over, you have no idea what to do to calm down
  • You avoid some performance opportunities and auditions (even stuff you want to do) because you don’t want to deal with the stress, anxiety, and nervousness

“Just perform more” is the last thing you want to hear.

In fact, if you’ve been struggling with this for any length of time, I bet you’ve tried:

  • Eating 2 bananas before every performance (but that just left you with a stomach ache)
  • Taking “more time” on stage (but how do you really do that when 1 second feels like an eternity?)
  • Practicing “better” or trying to “think positively” (which is pretty good advice, but how do you actually do that?)

No matter what you try, nothing seems to truly help you feel better when you perform. You want to feel LESS NERVOUS and (maybe) actually enjoy performing.

You know that there must be a way to feel less nervous.

You KNOW that you’re willing to put in the work and do anything you can to perform your best.

And YOU KNOW that it’s time to learn the skills you need to manage performance anxiety and perform with confidence.

I hear you. I’ve been there, too.

As a conservatory-trained violist, I struggled with performance anxiety for years. After one audition in which I got super nervous and things fell apart, I found myself sitting on the floor of my bedroom, crying and wondering if it was time to give up.

Even if you believe it’s possible for someone to feel confident on stage, it probably feels impossible for you. But I’m here to tell you that you can feel better during high-stakes performances. You can enjoy embracing the spotlight.

I struggled with nerves for years until I discovered a new method of performance preparation that changed everything. And I created Performance Ready specifically to help other musicians learn the skills they need to perform with confidence.

Here’s what your life is about to look like:
  • You feel less nervous before, during, and after performances and auditions because you’ve developed a robust mindfulness-based performance preparation routine and now you’re the musician who always looks so poised and confident on stage.
  • You’re more organized, comfortable, and efficient in the practice room because you know how to stay focused, let go of distractions, and stress less during the preparation process.
  • You know exactly what you need to do to feel comfortable in auditions and performances because your preparation process is super organized, calm, and focused and you know practical routines you can use to feel good.


Performance Ready

Master the art of mindful performance preparation so you can worry less and perform your best

A self-study online course that will help you go from nervous and shaky to confident and relaxed in performances so that you can worry less and perform your best.

Say goodbye to bouts of self-doubt, distracting (and unproductive) worrying, and fear that things will fall apart on stage because your new performance mindset is waiting.

Performance Ready is all about learning the skills you need to let go of performance anxiety, prepare with confidence, and perform your best, no matter the circumstance.

Here’s what you’ll get when you enroll in Performance Ready:
  • 15 videos in which you’ll learn key concepts and techniques so that you can quickly learn how to make the changes you need to perform with confidence
  • Guided Meditation Library (streamable and downloadable) so that you can practice easily, no matter where you are
  • Lifetime access to Performance Ready and future course updates
  • FREE BONUS Module for Teachers:
    • How to teach the techniques you learn in this course to your students
    • How to begin the conversation about stage fright so that your students feel safe and supported
    • How to know what to focus on, when to introduce it, when to move on, and how to support your students in the long-term

Your Instructor

Travis Baird
Travis Baird

As a conservatory-trained classical musician and recovering perfectionist, Dr. Travis Baird offers research-supported tools for overcoming stage fright, preventing overwhelm, and embracing calm focus so that you can worry less and perform your best.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
I don’t really struggle with stage fright, but I teach and some of my students get really nervous. What will I get out of this course?
If you teach, you know how many music students struggle with performance anxiety. Often, it can be difficult to know how to help them. In Performance Ready, you’ll learn practical techniques that you can share with your students in an approachable, easy-to-learn way, so that you can confidently guide them to feeling good on stage and in auditions.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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