Performance Skills that Work
Some people are natural-born performers.
Then there's the rest of us!
One thing rarely taught to music students, beginners or advanced, is specific performance prep strategies. Students learn music reading, instrumental technique, specific pieces, music theory, stylistic interpretation, yet they rarely learn how to bridge from the practice room to performance -- and that requires quite a different type of preparation.
I'm an introverted perfectionist by nature. Performing did not come naturally for me, especially solo performing. I'm not sure why I stuck with it, except that it's my soul-compulsion and people appreciate my playing. Performance ease CAN be learned though! Maybe I'll never quite achieve the native joie de performance that Kirby showed running his agility course, but I now have ease, confidence and composure that I never used to have, and it continues to grow.
How does it work?
Over the years I have gathered helpful strategies through reading, trial and error, and tips from other performers. For example you can do something as simple as a daily mock performances. Imagine your room is the performance location. Enter the room, walk to your instrument and run the entire performance the way you intend to, with no stops or corrections. Finish, make your bow, and walk out. Then note what needs further practice.
There are also many helpful energy balancing techniques from Chi Energy Balancing, They tune up your brain for best results. For example, a really basic one is to make sure to drink plenty of water. Your brain is electrical and needs water to work well. Learn more about Chi Energy Balancing here.
Performance Skills sessions with Linda are done with individuals or ensembles, in person or online. Ideally we start working together weeks or months before your event. But "last minute people" have had excellent results after a just single session a few days before their performance.
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