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About the Authors

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Anne-Marie Czajkowski  (

MMus, BA(Hons), ARCM(PG) 

Anne-Marie became a singing teacher and performer after leaving post-graduate vocal studies at the Royal College of Music. Since then she became a mindfulness practitioner, done level one MBCT training with the British Mindfulness Institute, and has recently completed PhD studies in the field of Applied Psychology of Music at the University of Leeds studying the effects of mindfulness on singers and musicians in more depth. Anne-Marie also has 20+ years vocal teaching experience from nervous beginners and those with learning difficulties up to University first study and Diploma standard students. She currently runs a lively teaching practice and teaches at Leeds College of Music and Garforth Academy (see


Alinka Greasley 


Alinka is Associate Professor in Music Psychology, School of Music, University of Leeds where she teaches music psychology at all levels, and leads the MA Applied Psychology of Music. Her research interests focus on the role of music in people’s lives, with particular expertise in music listening behaviour, musical preferences, and more recently musician’s health and well-being. Her latest project, funded by the AHRC, explores the music listening behaviour of people with hearing impairments ( She is a violinist, pianist and DJ, and also has interests in electronic dance music culture and DJ performance practice.

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