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Performance Anxiety

Can anyone point me towards resources to help a student with performance anxiety? She’s 13 and used to willingly play and sing for anyone who’d ask, but now she’s extremely resistant even as she’s a fabulous and sensitive musician. I’ve never felt like much of…

Students Struggling in Performance

So how do you encourage or console a student who really struggled in performance? He did many things beautifully, but a few errors started to throw him off and it deteriorated rapidly with him visibly upset by the end. I feel for him! He left…

Stage fright help

Looking for some advice re: stage fright. I had a student that performed for a talent show at school. Forgot where to put her hands and just couldn’t get started. I was there and ran up after she tried a few times to start to…

Pre-recital background music

Recital question: I would like to have some background music playing while people come in to the church before the recital starts. For those that have done this, what have you used? Where did you pull your sources? I was sort of thinking about an…

Insights on Student Piano Events

Hi everyone, I’ve been holding my “Winter Music Celebration” studio events over the past few weeks and wanted to share a few things. I personally never call them ‘recitals’ – I think this word has a stigma attached for many people. I refer to them…

Playing for Peeps -Fun Easter Contest

This is a fun way to encourage students to play their songs for people in a causal way… to get low-stress performance experience, to feel more encouraged & motivated by their playing when new people hear them play, and as an extra by-product maybe even…