So, why put yourself through the agony of playing for others to begin with?
Reason #1. The joy of sharing your love of music with others.
Reason #2. Playing for others makes you a better musician… in at least three ways:
- Each performance is a fair measure of your current abilities.
- Each performance exposes your weakness and tells you what you need to study-practice in order to improve.
- Each approaching performance is a strong motivation to elevate your study-practice habits in preparation.