Artist profile

Location Kiama

Artist Type Professional


Carmel Liertz is Creator & Director of ‘Performance Confidence' – a boutique-style studio environment catering to individual needs and requirements.

She offers the following:

  • Performance Confidence Coaching – individuals and small groups
  • Presenter – Talks / Seminars / Conferences for topics related to Performance & Presentation Confidence
  • Pianist & Accompanist – classical / jazz / theatre / improvisation / studio music
  • About

    Carmel enjoys a multiple portfolio as Performer, Presenter, Performance Coach, Researcher and Author with these interrelated areas always informing each other. Her diverse Performance background is reflected in unique music experiences she develops with others, or creates herself in unique settings. Likewise, Presentations aim to be inspirational with the positive comment afterwards, 'I feel inspired!', 'I feel confident!'

    Her special research interest in the Performance/Stress/Health Triangle applicable to all performance-related areas has made her work as Performance Coach over the last 15 years increasingly in demand.
    Carmel assists all types of people to gain or regain confidence.
    • for performance and presentation success
    • to overcome performance anxiety, depression, illness and injury trauma.

    Carmel is a passionate advocate for a personalised, holistic (integrative) approach to individuals' needs and requirements. Using her signature 'mind-body awareness approach'© for skills areas necessary for performance confidence, she draws from Sport Performance’s highly successful mind-body training along with the latest health findings. This approach develops performance confidence with mind-body health, resulting in self-empowerment and personal success. You can view testimonials, book reviews on

  • Biography

    Carmel Liertz created the first five-week Training Program for Performance Confidence as part of her academic research on performance confidence for musicians (M.Ed. Hons Canberra University 2002) which was recognized internationally in 2014 as an innovative performance education method with wellness focus. Her program/book for musicians is used at London’s Royal Academy of Music and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Munich’s Musikhochschule for Musik and available at many Australian colleges and tertiary music institutions.

  • Awards & Career highlights

    2017 - Kiama Council Cultural Arts Grant for 'Ignite' An 8 week training program to develop confidence in performance and presentation in diverse creative arts practitioners across age groups

    2016 - Presentation & Workshop 'Nourish the Teacher, Nourish the Student', ANZCA International Conference, Canberra

    2002 - Master of Education Honours, University of Canberra, 'Developing Performance Confidence: A Holistic Training Strategies Program for Managing Proactice adn

    1996 - UNE Vice-Chancellor’s Initiative Award for Innovative Teaching and Research ($25,000)

    1975 - German Government Scholarship for Performance and Pedagogy Degree at the Munich Musikhochschule

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