Inflection Point: How To Beat Perfectionism - Patti Niemi, SF Opera Orchestra

Jun 21, 2017

What if the thing you really love to do makes you so anxious it gets in the way of doing your job?

For Patti Niemi, a percussionist with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra, her first experience with anxiety cropped up while in her second year at at Juilliard, causing her hands to shake uncontrollably. Niemi wrote a memoir called “Sticking It Out. From Juilliard to the Orchestra Pit.” In this episode of Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller, hear how Niemi rose to the top of the music world and above her anxiety.