Julie Jaffee Nagel

Julie Jaffee Nagel

Julie Jaffee Nagel, Ph.D. brings her unique combination of experience and education in music and mental health to a nuanced understanding of performance anxiety, careers in the arts, and the #Me Too Movement Challenges in Music Teaching. A graduate of The Juilliard School, the University of Michigan, and The Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute, she has helped numerous people understand and overcome blocks to creativity, performance anxiety, relationship issues, and self-esteem through private work, speaking, consultations, and mentoring.

Equally at home on stage, in the consulting room, in presentations to groups of all kinds, and as a mentor, her expertise and warmth is recognized as exceptional.

Realizing that one size does NOT fit all and that there are no quick and easy “solutions” to complex issues, Dr. Nagel assists individuals and groups in understanding what blocks their personal and professional fulfillment and customizes concrete strategies that offers new perspectives. Examining your attitude and ability from a new perspective can lead to reaching your potential, increased self-confidence, and furthering your career and personal satisfaction.

Dr. Nagel has communication skills beyond the consulting room, speaker’s podium, and concert hall. As a writer, she has published in major psychology and music journals including Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association, Medical Problems of Performing Artists, American Music Teacher, Clavier Companion, The California Music Teacher. As a presenter and teacher, she has offered creative programs and consultations locally, nationally and won prestigious awards for her interdisciplinary work.

Dr. Nagel is a contributor to Psychology Today and formerly wrote a regular contributor to Huffington Post and Clavier Companion. Her books, Melodies of the Mind” and Managing Stage Fright: A Guide for Musicians and Music Teachers” receive enthusiastic reviews and wide public acclaim.

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