Everything You Need To Know About Unlock Your Performance

Maybe you’ve heard me mention my Unlock Your Performance programme and thought: “What on earth’s that, then, Mark?”

Well, in this article I’m going to break down everything you need to know about Unlock Your Performance.

But first, you might wonder why I decided to write this article at all. It’s because I understand that joining the programme is an investment, so if you’re going to invest your money you want to know if this is right for you.

The article is an unbiased view of the programme to help you make an informed buying decision. There’s a lot here, so feel free to skim through and find the sections that interest you…

What is Unlock Your Performance?

Unlock Your Performance is a complete system for developing your mindset and mental skills so that you play consistently at your best every time.

It doesn’t shove a bunch of theory at you and leave you to get on with it (e.g. “Just think of this and that…”). Rather, it gives you practical exercises that tell you exactly what steps to take so that you get results.

What problems will Unlock Your Performance solve?

Training mental skills will help just about any musician improve their performances. But the programme is specifically designed to solve these sorts of problems:

  • You’re inconsistent – you play a good gig, followed by a bad gig with no idea why
  • You get nervous, and that either affects how well you play, or how much you enjoy playing (or both!)
  • You’re constantly overthinking things and way too self-critical
  • You can play perfectly well in the practice room but things always seem to fall apart on stage

Why did you create the programme?

In all honesty, I didn’t just wake up one day and decide to create a programme. It came out of my own personal journey.

I struggled with performing myself for decades (I had all of the problems mentioned above!). But it amazed me how quickly and easily my experience of performing music changed once I discovered the right tools. I found them in sport psychology so I had to translate them over to the field of music. And, given my background as a physicist and analyst, I didn’t just translate them as a bunch of disjointed tips – I arranged them into a complete system.

I saw loads of other musicians struggling too. They assuming that they weren’t “talented” or a “natural performer” when there was nothing wrong with them at all. So I wanted to share my system so that they didn’t have to keep struggling for as long as I had.

What’s included in the programme?

Here is exactly what is included in the programme…

  • An in-depth 6 module video course that covers the key mindsets and mental skills for outstanding performances
  • Downloadable pdf workbooks that guide you step-by-step through all the exercises
  • An ongoing Practice System which shows you how to keep improving in as little as 5 minutes a day once you’ve been through the course
  • 6-Week Bootcamp that provides a specific training plan and accountability to make sure you put all the learning into practice
  • A private community forum where you can connect with like-minded musicians to get feedback and support

How is the programme delivered?

The video lessons and other learning resources are available on the course website. You will be given a login to the website immediately when you join the programme. The website is accessible on whatever device you prefer – computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Each of the 6 modules is split into several bite-sized videos (I hate going through videos that last for hours and hours). This allows you to go through the course at your own pace. You can binge-watch entire modules at once – or you can go through the course one or two videos at a time. There are also audio versions and slides of all the lessons that you can download if you prefer to go through the content that way.

The private community is part of the course website. You can discuss with other students without having to login again elsewhere.

The Bootcamp exercises are delivered by email – and you get to choose when you start the Bootcamp.

How will you make sure that I get results?

I’m glad you asked!

This is exactly why the Bootcamp exists. It gives you specific exercises to do with very detailed instructions of exactly what you need to do to complete them. And it gives you a timescale to do them in.

So you’re held accountable – which makes a huge difference. I get a lot of people telling me afterwards that they’ve seen huge progress… but that they would not have stuck with doing the exercises all the way through without the accountability that the Bootcamp provides.

Now, you do have to decide to start the Bootcamp yourself. And you do have to do the exercises yourself (I can’t do your pushups for you!). But I’m right behind you with all the support and feedback you need.

How does the Bootcamp work?

The 6-Week Bootcamp is how you’ll train all the key exercises in the course so that the new skills you learn become second nature to you.

You decide when you start the Bootcamp – so you get to choose the right time for you. When you’re ready to start you simply fill out a short form on the course website. Then you’ll get a series of emails every week for six weeks with your homework assignments. Each email will give you:

  • A specific set of exercises to practice
  • Links to all the relevant learning materials inside the course
  • Instructions for a “performance recording” to make
  • A deadline to finish the homework by

PLAY YOUR BEST EVERY TIME AND ENJOY MUSIC MORE

Unlock Your Performance is the only music course that gives you the mindsets and performance skills that allow you to reach your full potential…

How is this different from a “normal” online course?

Unlock Your Performance is not just an information course… it’s an entire programme. Because I’ve discovered that you need much more than that to succeed.

You get all the components that I found made the difference when I finally experienced a breakthrough in my performing after decades of frustrating searching and failures. So you get:

  • A complete system rather than disjointed tips
  • Accountability to make sure you do the work
  • Community to discuss with other people and learn from other people’s insights
  • Support to keep you going through the tough times
  • Feeedback, to make sure you’re getting things right and to show you things that you might otherwise have missed out on

What ongoing support will I get when I sign up?

When you sign up for the course you will be added to my private community forum. You can ask questions about the course and I’ll give you answers. This is great if there are concepts that you haven’t understood or exercises that you’re stuck on.

I’ll also give give you feedback on the homework that you do for the bootcamp.

But don’t forget that you can get support from the other students in the forum. So, questions in the forum, are things that you might not have understood or places where you’re stuck. And, and that’s why I’m gonna say is there anything that

There are no individual coaching sessions included in the programme. However, you can buy 1-1 coaching sessions with me as an extra add on later if you want. [Most people do just fine with the support in the standard programme, though]

Do I have to share recordings of myself?

It’s not compulsory for you to share recordings of yourself in the course forum. But I highly recommend it, because the people who do this are the ones who make the most progress.

Don’t worry if that feels uncomfortable to you right now…

Lots of people who have been through the course were very nervous about this at first and didn’t want to do it. But they saw huge benefits when they DID do it. And, looking back, they see it as the best part of the programme and the reason for a lot of their success.

Also, you don’t need any special equipment or technology for this. And the community is a safe and friendly space in which to take this step.

Who is this for?

The Unlock Your Performance programme is not for everyone and I only want you to join if it’s a good fit for you.

This is for you IF:

  • You’re dissatisfied with your performances (whether that’s with the level you achieve or how much you enjoy performing)
  • You’re happy with your performances but still looking to take things to the next level (mindset and mental skills are often the best way to do that)
  • You’re willing to invest some time and effort into improving your music
  • You’re willing to do things that make you slightly uncomfortable in order to see significant progress

This is NOT for you if:

  • You’re just beginning to learn your instrument (I’d recommend that you get a solid foundation in technique first – preferably through studying with a good teacher)
  • You don’t perform for others
  • You think “perfect technique” is the only thing that matters and that mindset is unimportant

However, there are two exceptions to the “NOT for you” categories where people still tend to get a lot out of the course. So this might be for you IF:

  • You find playing in front of your teacher in lessons very nerve wracking
  • You’re planning to start performing for others but are feeling nervous about taking this step

Will this work for my instrument? What about for singers?

The Unlock Your Performance programme works for singers, for any instrument and for any style of music. I honestly can’t think of a category of musician who wouldn’t benefit from it.

Here are just some of the musicians who’ve seen results using the system:

  • Pianists and organists
  • Violin players
  • Guitarists
  • Singers
  • Saxophonists
  • Drummers
  • Bassists
  • Harpists
  • Accordion players
  • And many more…

How long will it take to go through the Unlock Your Performance programme?

There is about an hour’s worth of content in each module, on average. And when you go through the Bootcamp you’ll probably take about 2 hours to do the exercises for each module. So around 3 hours work per module for 6 modules means about 18 hours overall.

It varies from module to module. And from person to person. But that’s a good working estimate. And if you want to spend more time, then that’s great!

Also, it’s important to know that the course is self-paced. And it’s up to you how you tackle it. Some people like to spread things out: they go through all the modules first and only start the Bootcamp afterwards – once they feel ready. Others prefer to dive in and do it all together – i.e. they complete the entire course within a 6-week period. Either approach works – it’s totally up to you.

Finally: once you’re done with the Bootcamp and the course, the ongoing practice programme shows you a way to continue making solid progress forever from as little as five minutes practice per day.

PLAY YOUR BEST EVERY TIME AND ENJOY MUSIC MORE

Unlock Your Performance is the only music course that gives you the mindsets and performance skills that allow you to reach your full potential…

How much does it cost?

The Unlock Your Performance programme currently costs $297. This gets you lifetime membership of the programme. There is no need to renew your subscription and there are no rebills.

Although I’m based in the UK, the price is in US dollars because I have students joining the programme from all over the world.

Is there a payment plan?

Yes. You can choose to split your payment into 3 instalments of $109 each (paid monthly). Once all 3 payments are completed you have lifetime access – no further rebills.

Why is the programme so expensive?

I could say that I put thousands of hours into researching and developing this programme and leave it at that (it would be true!). But this is much more than just information.

As I said earlier, I discovered that the way to get people real results was by providing feedback, support, accountability, and community.

That takes significant amounts of my time. But I’d much rather do that and get great results for people than offer you a cheaper option that feels “helpful” but doesn’t actually get you anywhere.

How long do I get access for?

You get lifetime access to the programme and all the resources.

Is there a refund policy?

Yes. There is an unconditional 60-day guarantee.

If for any reason you decide it’s not for you, just send me a one-line email and I’ll happily refund your money.

How does the course work in practice?

I think this is easier to show rather than tell. There’s a video you can watch below that takes you behind the scenes…

What results can I expect to see?

I’ve seen students report a variety of interesting results, like:

  • Teachers and other musicians asking what they’ve changed to make such an improvement
  • Increased ability to focus when playing
  • Fewer mistakes in performance

But the biggest difference most people report is that they get more joy from playing music and feel like they can express themselves more freely.

Can I see what other people have to say about the programme?

Absolutely!

You’ll find lots of videos with people talking about their experience of Unlock Your Performance on this page.

How do you access the Unlock Your Performance content?

Once you sign up, you will receive an email from me with your login information.

Then you’ll log into the dedicated programme website, using the login instructions in the email.

Once you sign in, you’ll see the dashboard area. From there you can access everything in the programme – the videos, resources, community forum, and more.

You can access the course on whatever device you prefer. Phone, laptop, tablet etc – they all work just fine.

How do I join?

If you want to take your performances to the next level and enjoy your music more, check out the programme below.

Sign up now and access all the training and resources straight away.

See you on the inside.

I’m still not sure…

If you have any further questions, just email us at support@playinthezone.com

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