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Haw Par Music Wellness Day <<Disconnect to Reconnect>> - List Of Talks

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<<Let's Deal With Performance Anxiety>>

​Butterflies in the stomach, sweaty palms, tense muscles , negative self talk, shallow breathing, avoidance and feelings of wanting to give up. Does this sound familiar when you have a performance coming up? These are some of the common symptoms of performance anxiety. Studies on music performance anxiety reveals that over 90 % of professional orchestral musicians reported a form of “stage fright” before a performance and 59% of these performers reported anxiety severe enough impairing their career and interpersonal relationships regardless of how skilled and prepared they are for the performance.

​A little anxiety can be helpful to a performance as the adrenal can add fire to a passionate performance and can also contribute to extra effective practice before a performance. But, in some cases performance anxiety in excess can be detrimental to a performance, a performers health and career.

Date: 5/7/2020 (Sunday)

Time: 10:00-11:00

Venue: Classroom 119, Haw Par Music

Language: English


Speaker: Jessica Zuch - Jazz Pianist, Songwriter, Arranger and Educator

Jessica Zuch is offering a workshop for music performance anxiety offering greater insight into the physical and cognitive symptoms and how to manage them. She will cover a variety of methods as each performer is unique in how performance effects them and what methods would be most helpful. Techniques will include long term daily strategies which can be brought into your daily practice as well as strategies immediately prior to a performance and during a performance.

Details and Online Registration: https://bit.ly/HPMWD720


<<Rhythm for life and wellbeing>>


Rhythm is an indispensable element in music; it gives us patterns to follow. In fact, rhythm is in our bodies, in our lives, and everywhere. It gives structure to our daily lives and play important roles in our wellbeing.

Instructor: Rainbow Ho 何天虹

Date: 5/7/2020 (Sunday)

Time: 11:30-12:30

Venue: Classroom 119, Haw Par Music

Language: Cantonese

Details and Online Registration: https://bit.ly/HPMWD720

<<Introduction to Music Therapy>>

This 60 minute talk will guide you to through the basics of music therapy. The talk will be focusing in three areas. 1) theories and concepts of music therapy , such as history and an overview of the schools of music therapy. The speaker will also share info about recent clinical work. 2) music and our brain : An overview on how music affects our emotion, cognitive functioning and social communication . 3) Local development and career path: some basic information about how one should prepare themselves should they consider to become a music therapist in the future. The speaker will also share about her own journey and her views on the development of music therapy in Hong Kong.

Date: 5/7/2020 (Sunday)

Time: 13:00-14:00

Venue: Classroom 119, Haw Par Music

Language: Cantonese

Instructor: 張潔瑩 Carol Cheung

Ms. Carol Cheung is a UK Registered Music Therapist , founder of Music For Life Music Therapy Centre. Carol specialises in mental health and wellness, stress, depression and anxiety in particular for both community and medical setting. This includes patients going through cancer rehabilitation and palliative care. Carol believes in evidence-based research and hopes to promote this field by conducting more local studies. She co-led a medical pilot study recently that involves using singing as a tool to relief stress for post-natal mothers. The study shows that postnatal mothers who were engaged in the tailored lullaby singing program were able to lower their anxiety level to a significant level compared to the control group where no music was involved. Apart from clinical setting and research, Carol also participates in community work with children of all abilities, emotional support services for teenagers and working adults.


Details and Online Registration: https://bit.ly/HPMWD720


<<Welcome music to your brain>>

What is the Mozart effect?

Music comes along with our life in every stage, and it improves one’s multi-intelligence. When we first start to sing, music helps our brain to develop verbal-linguistic, logical-mathematical, introspective knowledge, interpersonal relationships, and bodily-kinesthetic. Dr. Paulina Wong will share how music inspires and enlighten us to learn and think.

Date: 5/7/2020 (Sunday)

Time:14:30-15:30

Venue: Classroom 119, Haw Par Music

Language: Cantonese

Guest Speaker: 黃慧英教授 Dr. Paulina Wong

Dr Paulina Wong is the Assistant Professor of Teaching of Cultural and Creative Arts Department in The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), Artistic Director of the EdUHK Chorus, Director of the Hong Kong Association for Music Educators, Committee Member of the Education Bureau Curriculum Development Council Committee on Arts Education, Examiner of the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.

Details and Online Registration: https://bit.ly/HPMWD720

<<A Mindful Moment>>


“Do you ever want to savour a moment and enjoy it to its fullest?”

Check out on this workshop which guides you to be absolutely mindful of a moment – Here and Now. Enjoy every bit of your life through music, experiential and mindful practices. You will learn that “mindfulness” is not merely static, but full of dynamics. Mastering the ability of be mindful can bring unexpected benefits to your physical and mental health!

Date: 5/7/2020 (Sunday)

Time:15:45-16:45

Venue:Classroom 119, Haw Par Music

Language: Cantonese

Age: 15+

Instructor: 李子軒 James Lee

Mr. James Lee, Lecturer from The Education University of Hong Kong, also an experienced occupational therapist who is specializing in mental health professional services. Years ago, he was trained from Oxford Mindfulness Centre for teaching mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) and actively promoting mindfulness in Hong Kong.

Details and Online Registration: https://bit.ly/HPMWD720

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