|Mike Cerreto, Sports and Performing Arts Psychologist|
Mike already works with musicians through his partnership with the Richmond Symphony, and runs the state's most recognized Sports Psychology program at his practice: A Talented Mind Clinic.
What is PercussionMind?
By utilizing a psychological tool known as TAIS, PercussionMind categorized the mental performance habits from 28 of today's top percussionists in the field among four career categories: Soloists, Orchestral Players, Teachers, and Diversifiers.
TAIS, or (The Attentional Interpersonal Style Inventory), measures 20 traits. Data from our top professionals was compounded and analyzed for each career category, giving us a strong idea of correlation between mental performance trends and each career path. We make that data anonymously available for comparison of one's own TAIS results to a professional already in the field.
Some professionals include Casey Cangelosi, She-e Wu, Cynthia Yeh, Pius Cheung, and Dame Evelyn Glennie.
Interact with PercussionMind
This project created a new resource for today's upcoming professionals and their educators. With a database of categorical trends, we designed an interface where anyone can take the assessment and compare themselves against one of the four categories. The comparison provides insight into a person's mental style - how the mind prefers to operate - and how it relates to a possible career path. A feedback session with Mike and I explains the results and provides potential strategies to improve mental performance.
Learn more at percussionmind.org