Please consider joining Music Star Studios this Sunday, April 24, 2016 as we present our Spring 2016 recital!
Stage fright is a very real feeling that children and adults alike find themselves dealing with, especially during recital season. Sometimes, those nervous, anxious feelings can help add life and excitement to a performance. But when those feelings get a little overwhelming, stage fright can be a paralyzing feeling that can ruin your child's recital experience. The key to a successful performance is to learn how to recognize and harness those anxious feelings. Below are three strategies for working with your child's stage fright.
As a piano teacher in Nashville, TN for the last 14 years, I have held numerous piano recitals. My students enter the building looking like a sea of white faces, super nervous about their upcoming performance. I, too, feel anxiety about how each one of them will do - I want all of them to feel great about their performance! I struggled (and still do at times) with performance anxiety during my recitals and understand the stress that they all feel. Over the years I have come up with many ways to help the students face their performance anxiety head-on! Here are 3 ways to help your child overcome performance anxiety and prepare effectively for their piano recital: