Dr. Don Greene is a sports psychologist and performance coach who has who has taught at The Juilliard School, New World Symphony, and The Colburn School.
In 2016, Dr. Greene’s students won positions with the San Francisco Opera, Montreal Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, National Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Virginia Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, his clients won 14 medals including 5 gold.
We cover topics like:
- Don’s journey from the world of sports psychology into working with performing artists
- the latest research in muscle memory and myelination
- negative reinforcement and how it’s baked into much of classical music training
- mental rehearsal and visualization
- the five pillars of centering
My longtime collaborator John Grillo and I chat with Don in this wide-ranging and fascinating conversation.
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