Dealing with pre-performance nerves is something every young piano student needs to learn to do. It gets easier with practise, so the best thing a student can do, is to make use of every opportunity to perform.
“Performance practise” needs to be a part of the students practise schedule – maybe once or twice a week, in the weeks leading to a performance.
Playing for family or friends helps students get used to performing. An excellent way to practise performing, is to record your performance – just one run-through of a piece or a section of a piece even, the way you would play if you were performing…no trials or repeats.
Then, listen to your recording – where you did good and where you faltered. Practise to improve the weak spots, and do another recording after a week.
Setting up a private youtube channel is an excellent idea and kids…
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