Newberg Student Recital
My students in Newberg had a recital last Sunday and it went so well. Even though I’ve only been teaching these kids for a month, they have shown great progress and I was so proud of their performance.
Often a public performance is considered a scary and nervous thing. Especially with classical music, the performance is supposed to be as close to perfect as possible. I however want to teach my students a little bit different attitude.
As I am preparing a student for a performance I want to emphasize that the performance itself is not defining them as a person. They should try to do the best they can, and I will do my best to prepare them, but really it should be a celebration of the hard work they have put in. It’s a chance to show off what you have learned. Most likely if hard work was put in, it’s going to sound great.
Have you ever performed or did something where you were the center of attention in public? How do you deal with nervousness?