Mental Training for Musicians
After years of international career as a orchestra musician in classical (Göttinger Symphony Orchestra, "Alla Scala" Theater academy Orchestra, Leipziger Symphony, "Puccini"Festival, Arena di Verona Orchestra....) and also pop music (Sanremo Festival with Sting, Reos Ramazzotti, Renato Zero, Laura Pausini and more...), I attended various specializations in different psychological fields, including clinical and performance, becoming moreover a Psychologist. I have optimized the use of different strategies and techniques to be able to cope with the difficulties that my career and life have presented me. Specifically I have specialized in mental training for athletes and musicians, through programs to improve mental resources with various techniques derived from sports and clinical psychology, including mindfulness, hypnosis and performance psychology protocols used by several Italian olympic teams (es. S.F.E.R.A. model).
Meetings can be held in: Italian, English, German and Spanish.
Online & Presence in Leipzig on Monday in: Funkenburgstraße 9, 04105 Leipzig
Interview on Performance Psychology for Musicians at Maltese National Television
My Research Presentation in Chicago at PAMA 40 Symposium
WHO I AM
- B. Sc. Psychology
- M.Sc. Clinical Psychology
- Master of Music (Musikhochschule Lübeck)
- Specialized in Minfulness, Mental Training, Psyc. Counselling and Hypnosis
- 10 years of professional orchestra's experience (Arena di Verona, "Puccini" Festival Orchestra, Sanremo Symphony Orchestra, Göttinger Symphony Orchestra, Leipziger Symphony, "Alla Scala" Theater Academy Orchestra...)
- Prizes in International Soloist and Chamber Music competitions
- PAMA (Performing Arts Medicine Association) Member
- Several Clinical and Performance Experiences (Institut für Musikermedizin -Hannover, Forensic Psychiatry -Leipzig, Institut für Sport Psychology and Human Performance - Torino)
- Professor of "Performance Psychology" at Conservatory of Pavia in 2020
for: Musicians, Dancers, Athletes
Every human performance, is built on the basis of technical and psychological components. Very often, there is a focus on improving technical skills, but without considering the psychological aspect, which especially at levels of excellence, can make a difference, and in fact the psychological dimensions, as well as the technical ones need a path of improvement. Among these dimensions that can influence our performance are: Attention, emotional regulation, perception of control, self-esteem and self-efficacy, motivation etc.
Mental training relies on a number of techniques and theories of human performance psychology with particular foundations in the sports field and in fact as it turns out already several studies, including my own presented at the 40th Symposium of the Performing Arts Medicine Association in Chicago, have highlighted the incredible effectiveness that sports performance psychology can have in multiple performance domain.
We must be also aware that the psychological dimensions as well as the technical dimensions also need a to be trained to be improved.
Should you be interested, you can book the first meeting, so we can get to know each other and understand how I can be helpful to you and start your mental optimization journey together.
Understanding the logistical difficulties related to artists' working lifes, I am available in online mode for mental training sessions.
The cost of the first session is 35 euros (duration of 45 minutes), from the second one the cost will be 70 Euro.
For students (in possession of the student-ID from a University or Higher Institute) the cost of the first session is 25 euro, from the second will be 40 euro.
Are You a flutist interest to plan some music lessons integrated with mental training? You can find more infos on this page.
MENTAL TRAINING FOR ENSEMBLE (for: Chamber Music).
Do you own a group and would like to have a coaching session with your ensemble for your upcoming concerts or competitions?
Through a range of techniques, already widely used in the field including team building and organizational psychology, mental training can also be useful in the preparation stages of a group of people. Various strategies and exercises can be useful for improving motivation, concentration, group cohesion and more, both musically and psychologically.
I will be available to join you at the rehearsal site to schedule a two-hour meeting for the cost of 200 euros (+ travel expenses).
Are You looking for an english speaking Psychologist for any other reason? visit the page for psychological counseling & support.
Sessions can be held in presence at my Studio in Leipzig or via online platforms such as: Skype, Zoom or Meet.
The booking of the meeting is only confirmed after sending the informed consent and payment for the session.
Luca Mazzon's Practice is a private practice and the psychological counseling and mental training is offered on a pay as you go basis. Within Luca Mazzon's fees are not covered by German public health insurance "Krankenkasse”.
CANCELLATION & POSTPONEMENT
The appointment can be postponed or cancelled for any reason within 48 hours prior to the session without penalty. Should the appointment be cancelled with less notice, the full amount will be retained.