CMC Sessions: Performance Psychology for Enhanced Learning & Teaching with Grace Huenemann

Performance Psychology for Enhanced Learning and Teaching with Grace Huenemann

March 3 from 2:30–4pm
CMC Piano Lab

Applying insights from performance psychology research in athletics and learning theory, piano faculty Grace Huenemann will offer practical strategies for effective and engaging practice and coaching. Topics include practice skills for efficient learning and consistent performance, building confidence, and performing with focus and musical freedom.

This free workshop is best suited for intermediate and advanced pianists or educators. There will be short demonstrations and limited space for participants in CMC’s Piano Lab. Please Register in advance to reserve your spot and share info about any repertoire you plan to bring.

In 30 years of experience teaching piano at CMC and other music schools, Grace Huenemann has continuously sought out better ways to teach and learn. She draws on Creative Behavior, workshops, and most recently the work of Noa Kagayama in performance psychology, to create a positive and productive environment that supports her students’ musical growth and enjoyment.

About CMC Sessions 2024:

Expand your musical toolbox and get inspired with CMC guitar, piano, and cultural traditions faculty. CMC Sessions comes to life with a new series of in-person workshops, presentations, and masterclasses in a wide range of musical styles and traditions. Explore historical and stylistic performance practices, learn new techniques, and spark your creative interests through enlightening demonstrations, thought-provoking discussions, and hands-on experience.

Join us for a session:

  • February 24: Improvisation Made Easy: How to Enhance Music Styling
    • Embodied Piano Playing with Allison Lovejoy
    • Gospel Piano Stylings with Ken Little
  • March 2: Piano Performance Psychology with Grace Huenemann
  • March 2: Follow My Lead: Accompaniment & Melody for Guitarists with Erik Pearson and Scott O’Day
    • Accompaniment for Guitar
    • Melody for Guitar
  • May 11: Nuts & Bolts of Jazz Piano Improvisation with Erick Peralta
  • May 11: Rhythmic and Harmonic Structure of Traditional Cuban Music with Tony Martinez and Erick Peralta
  • May 18: Baroque Improvisation Workshop with Shirley Wong-Frentzel
  • May 18: Histoire du Tango with Will Ludan and Monika Gruber

Date / Time

March 2, 2024
2:30 pm
Cost: Free

Type of Event



CMC Piano Lab
544 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA 94110