MfS Research


The first research was an exploratory mixed-method study specifically for singers at the University of Leeds who took part in an 8-week Mindfulness for Singers (MfS) course. Read all about the MfS course using the links above.

The second research was a 2-year exploratory study utilising a variety of instrumental and singing students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama who took part in one of four 8-week MBSR/MBCT courses adapted to music students.

Czajkowski, A.-M. L., Greasley, A. E., & Allis, M. (2020).Mindfulness for musicians: A mixed methods study investigating the effects of 8-week mindfulness courses on music students at a leading conservatoire. Musicae Scientiae.

This is an open access article.

The third research project was a replication of the mixed-methods Mindfulness for Singers study (the first research) over 2 years. It used a far more rigorous methodology: a teachers’ blind study, a controlled and randomised controlled design, anonymous diaries, and semi-structured longitudinal interviews. Participants were student singers and their teachers at Leeds College of Music and University of Leeds. An article to disseminate the findings is currently being written for submission.

If you would like to read in detail about the second and third research project here is a link to my PhD (excellent for getting to sleep!)

Czajkowski, A.-M. L. (2018) Mindfulness for musicians: The effects of teaching 8-week mindfulness courses tostudent musicians in higher education (Doctoral dissertation). University of Leeds.

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