CGC 034 : Noa Kageyama and the Bulletproof Musician

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CGC 034 : Noa Kageyama and the Bulletproof Musician

Dr. Noa Kageyama is a concert violinist who did his studies at Julliard School of Music, but he is also a psychologist and the author of a prominent music blog called “The Bulletproof Musician.” Noa uses both his background in music and in psychology (especially in conversation with sports psychology) to work with musicians to reach their peak performing ability. Noa will be one of the guests for this year’s Guitoberfest, along with Fred Hand and Gohar Vardanyan, so we’re excited to introduce him and his ideas to the CGC community.

In episode 33 of the CGC Podcast, Noa guides us through some really insightful conversation about performance anxiety, beta blockers and bananas, and some very helpful advice and data on practicing. Noa also answers some fantastic questions from CGC members. You are in for a real treat here and I think you’ll learn a lot from this great conversation. Leave us your feedback in the comments below!

Check out Noa’s site, The Bulletproof Musician, here:

2016-10-24T00:19:43+00:005 Comments


  1. disan November 5, 2016 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    noa : read vs listen. what reasons reading better than listning

  2. Drew Burgess November 21, 2016 at 6:32 pm - Reply

    Thank you Noa and Simon for the podcast. I have noticed that in aspects of performance be it public speaking, sports, study, or musicianship a key element is breathing. Believing and breathing into the moment builds confidence for me. I also feel that one must visualize beautiful form to create the proposed idea—-to manifest meaning within form. Cordially, Drew

    • Dave Belcher November 21, 2016 at 11:56 pm - Reply

      Great point, Drew! Breathing is something Noa focused on quite a bit in his Guitoberfest classes, which will be available for annual members to view at the beginning of next year.


      Dave B (CGC team)

  3. Timothy Burris January 9, 2017 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    Kudos to Dr Kageyama for the excellent review of techniques to combat performance anxiety. And thanks for Simon for continuing to make such content available.

    • Dave Belcher January 10, 2017 at 12:48 am - Reply

      Glad you enjoyed it, Timothy! Thanks for the comment.


      Dave B (CGC team)

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