Mental Training (Michael Gustorff)

Module code
Curricular domain
Profile, extension and depth: Community
Group size
Number of course weeks
Class duration
2 three-hour sessions
Total contact hours
6 hours
Study load
22 hours

Form / content / level

Admitted to second year of Bachelor phase.
See Competencies Matrix.
Learning to solve problems related to practicing, studying and performing.
Relation to other modules
related to the main subject and band modules.
The following subjects are discussed:
Mental preparation for practicing/studying;
Problems with getting started;
Using exercise plans to your advantage;
Concentration - focus;
Effective practice;
Practicing creativity;
Dealing with a lot of/too much information;
Stage fright;
Time management;
Developing your vision, musical and otherwise;
Studying “professionally”;
Dealing with doubt;
Anything else from the group members.
Mode(s) of instruction
Group class.
Material & Tools
‘Practising without Problems - Mental Training for musicians’ by Michael Gustorff;
‘Creativity & Everyday Life’ by Michael Gustorff;
‘Effortless Mastery’ by Kenny Werner.
Student activity

Examination and assessment

Mode(s) of assessment
Assessment by the instructor at the end of the spring semester.
Students should have mastered the elements described under Contents. Minimum class attendance of 100% is compulsory and an explicit pass criterion.
Pass requirements
The student has completed this module if he is graded "satisfactory", with a minimum class attendance of 100%.
Examination procedure
Students are assessed at the end of the spring semester. The end-of-semester assessments comprise evaluations of students' performance during the lesson.
Resit options
See the Education and Assessment Plan.

Module summary

Learning to solve problems related to practicing,studying and performing.