Promoting Performance Excellence

Sarah Marshall · August 30, 2021


Classroom activities including downloadable resources, research articles and PDF worksheets


Professional development

This course ideal for dance, drama and music teachers


Suitable for those that teach students ages 14 and above

Renew your practice and promote performance excellence in your students with this online course employing evidence-based strategies developed by elite performers and athletes to promote confident performance under pressure, every time, whatever the circumstances.All techniques are clearly described with activity sheets, videos and resources included for easy classroom integration.

To enrich your journey an online forum provides opportunities to build your network, collaborate with other performing arts educators and share expertise both locally and across the globe.

Topics include:

  • How to Think like an Expert – Understanding the state of flow which allows elite performers to get in the zone and perform their best, whatever the circumstances. Tools to assist students to get into a flow state when performing and to maintain focus throughout their performance.

  • Choking – Cognitive Tools to support Advanced Students – Understanding what happens in our brains when we “choke” mid-performance and 2 distinct strategies that can be implemented to prevent it happening.

  • Developing Confidence and Bravery in Performance – During public performance most people, professionals and amateurs alike, do not perform with as much confidence and bravery as they exhibit in the practice room. This section contains exercises to develop performance confidence and bravery.

  • Doing it like the Pros – A range of hard-won lessons from elite athletes and performers. How they prepare for peak performance and the skills they use to stay focused.

    Australian Professional Standards for Teachers 4.1 & 4.4

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About Instructor

Sarah Marshall

Sarah Marshall is a lecturer in counselling, experienced music teacher, AMEB examiner and singer. She uses her tertiary training in performance, psychology and counselling to assist others to manage performance anxiety and attain peak performance whatever the circumstances. Employing evidence-based strategies from performance psychology and peak performance practice of elite athletes and performers, she assists groups and individuals to manage anxiety, develop presentation skills and grow in confidence. Sarah lectures in the University of Canberra's Counselling program as well as regularly running workshops in secondary and tertiary institutions such as Abbotsleigh, Kambala, Sydney Grammar, Radfield College, Sydney Conservatorium and Griffith Universities. Sarah creates specific programs for their cohort to develop peak performance and manage anxiety. She has also written peak presentation masterclasses for lawyers to improve presentation skills and assist them with strong delivery. Privately Sarah works with individuals of any age and vocation to assist them to develop peak performance strategies and manage anxiety. She has worked successfully with a wide range of individuals including secondary and tertiary students, CEOs, musicians, corporate negotiators, real estate entrepreneurs, music theatre performers, conductors and actors.

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Course Includes

  • 22 Lessons
  • 1 Feedback Form
  • Course Certificate


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