Performance Anxiety: The Proving Ground

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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:

  1. Each performance is a fair measure of your current abilities.
  2. Each performance exposes your weakness and tells you what you need to study-practice in order to improve.
  3. Each approaching performance is a strong motivation to elevate your study-practice habits in preparation.

learn more… A Meditation on Gratitude