Dr Anne-Marie Czajkowski

Dr Anne-Marie Czajkowski


I gained my MMus in Applied Psychology of Music (Distinction) in 2013 at the Univeristy of Leeds.

I gained a scholarship at to continue my studies at Leeds to PhD level in 2015 and completed in 2018. I was the DARE Academic Post-Doctoral Research Assistant working with Professor Karen Burland on a collaborative study between the University and Opera North (2018–).

I have published three articles on the effects of teaching mindfulness to singers and instrumentalists. I am currently researching the effects of long term mindfulness and meditation practices on professional musicians.

I work in the fields of music psychology, music theatre, and performance studies and I am currently the module lead for the Music, Wellbeing and its evaluation Masters Module (22–23). I am also a book reviewer for the British Journal of Music Education, a lecturer with both Vocal Health Education and Voice Workshop (MA Professional Practice (Performance Coaching for Performing Artists)), and I teach voice at Garforth Academy and privately at home.

Research interests

My primary area of interest is music psychology and my specialism is the effects of teaching mindulness to musicians in which I gained my PhD. Other interests and teaching have resided within the areas of musicians’ identity, historical and contextual studies in the field of music theatre, and practical performance studies.

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  • PhD in Applied Psychology of Music
  • MMus in Applied Psychology of Music
  • BA(Hons) in Music
  • ARCM(PG)

Professional memberships

  • FISM

Student education

I teach on modules covering a variety of topics such as music psychology, music theatre and performance study.