How to Overcome Fear in Performing Recitals...
I played a lot of golf in my life and with that a lot of golf-tournaments. One thing I despised was the beginning of a tournament when they would announce your name and everyone was standing around watching you take that driver out and swat that little ball.
All eyes are on you and you know it. You feel so nervous sometimes that you become convinced that you’re going to have a rotten shot….and some of the time you do right there in front of everyone. If only I had a good plan going into that situation to offset the pressure and overcome by the intimidation of the audience then all would have been a lot better.
It’s stage fright…..and it is no different when you are doing a recital on the piano. O, you don’t have the club in your hands but you do have the staring audience. Your heart is beating like a drum. You’re light-headed and tense.
It’s a problem until you get into the music and if you can just get going you feel the whole thing will soon come together. But the nerves, the nerves….the nerves.
So, what can you do about this anyway. I have put together some points of interest that will help anyone get off on the right foot. Everyone suffers stagefright but only the mentally-prepared have victory over this. You don’t have to be overcome by anxiety or anything else if you will follow these simple rules.