Performance Confidence


VMTA Webinar Series

For teachers of ALL instruments!

Performance Confidence
Building Confidence: Facilitating optimal performance and well-being in music students

Presented by Dr Anneliese Gill

Date: Tuesday 28 July
Time: 7.30pm (AEST)
Location: Online via Zoom


PD Certificate Provided

Key Points

  • Gain an overview of how to develop self-confidence in music performance
  • Learn about the psychological factors for optimal performance
  • Help your students achieve performance success through effective coping processes
  • Learn how to encourage positive self-perception, well-being & personal satisfaction


What enables one individual to rise to the occasion, producing an inspired performance, whilst another, equally skilled performer, ‘chokes’ under the pressure of the moment? Why might a capable student avoid performing or feel competent to perform in one situation but not in another?

Performance self-efficacy (situationally specific self-confidence) has been identified, over and above performance anxiety, as one of the most important psychological factors for optimal performance. What counts in those critical moments prior to starting is how performers perceive their ability to achieve regardless of their level of ability or expertise. This self-belief is also associated with personal and professional satisfaction, resilience, and effective coping processes. As self-efficacy is a key factor in performance success and well-being, empowering students to become more efficacious performers is a high priority for music educators.

In this webinar, Dr Anneliese Gill will provide an overview of self-efficacy within music education, and outline a pedagogical framework for enhancing perceptions of capability within music learning environments.

There will be a Q&A session towards the end of the webinar, giving attendees an opportunity to ask questions. After you have watched the webinar, you will be able to download a PD certificate, and you will be sent a link to the recording.

This webinar is suitable for teachers of ALL instruments.

How to Register
Click on the registration link below. Enter your name and email address to sign up for the FREE webinar. After you've registered, you'll receive a confirmation email with some instructions and a link to join the webinar. You'll also receive a reminder email 24 hours before the event is due to take place, and 1 hour prior to the start time.


Don't worry if you can't attend the webinar at the published time. Simply go ahead and register and you'll receive a link to watch the replay.

How to Join a Zoom Webinar

We recommend you use a desktop or laptop computer to join this webinar.

When you click on the link to join, you'll be prompted to open Zoom if you already have the software installed. Otherwise you will be asked to download the free version. Depending on which device you are using, you may be able to view the webinar in your browser without installing Zoom. In any case, to avoid any possible delays, we highly recommend you download and install the free version of  Zoom ahead of time. 

Genevieve Newton
Victorian Music Teachers' Association
T: (03) 5243 4200

About the Presenter

Anneliese Gill is a musician, teacher, performance coach, and Fulbright Scholar. She has a PhD in Music Psychology & Performance Science (University of Melbourne), Masters of Music (Manhattan School of Music, New York), BA in Music (Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne), and Graduate & Post-Graduate Diplomas in Psychology (Monash University, Melbourne). Anneliese has been a member of the Music Psychology Research Team at Monash University and currently works at the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne. Anneliese has conducted numerous performance mastery workshops for musicians and professional development sessions for music educators. She has also presented lectures on performance enhancement and music performance anxiety at Monash University and the University of Melbourne. Anneliese is passionate about helping artists remain composed under pressure and to reach their potential.


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