Possible reasons to dread performing include…
- The rational fear of not being adequately prepared. (See: How to Study-Practice)
- Fear of making a mistake.
- Fear of disappointing yourself or your audience.
- Fear of loss of control.
- Lack of confidence in one’s abilities.
- Playing for the wrong reasons. (An unhealthy emphasis on extrinsic rewards and not enough on the intrinsic joys of playing music.)
Can you think of some others? (Please comment below).