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.


  • Module Leader MUSS5731

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 the Music Psychology, Music Theatre, and Performance Study modules.