July 3, 2016 at 4:18 am #16212
I find it hard to play for people but am trying to get over it by playing for my husband and friends occasionally. I have found that my practice can be flawless but the minute I try to play for someone it all goes out the window and I get so nervous that I mess up. So that makes me even more reluctant to play for people. Do you have any suggestions for making it easier to get past the nervousness??July 3, 2016 at 4:34 am #16214
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i m training with a friend who is playing piano once in a while. it help me get rid of the fear of playing in front of othersJuly 3, 2016 at 5:23 am #16218
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I haven’t had a problem playing for others because I am so concentrated on what I am doing, I believe I kind of forget about the audience.July 5, 2016 at 11:13 pm #16326
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I wish I could play in front of others. Not much chance to do it. Maybe my husband will be an audience tomorrow?July 8, 2016 at 12:40 am #16405
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I have problems even playing for my teacher…! I wish I could sound at the class like I sound practicing alone… 🙁September 5, 2016 at 5:32 am #18311
Yes. I want to have my intonation back more like it used to be! I’m working on it.
September 5, 2016 at 9:33 pm #18330
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I am still working on playing in front of others. I figure if i can keep at it I might get better. Also like HDuaneaz said above I might try concentrating on what I am doing so I can forget there are people listening.September 8, 2016 at 4:27 am #18403
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I’m terrified of playing in front of others. I’m hoping that will get better as I improve.September 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm #18407
I know I was too when I first started but as I play more in front of people it gets easier. Keep at it.September 10, 2016 at 1:59 am #18428
I really prefer to enjoy playing by myself but hope to be able to again enjoy playing with others. Not sure I ever want to do solo performance, even casual, but with no pressure one never knows what might happen.September 18, 2016 at 3:54 am #18577
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It’s hard to practice where the thought of someone hearing me practice discourages me.September 20, 2016 at 9:03 am #18621
When I was a kid my siblings were allowed to tease me without consequences from my parents when I practiced. I think that contributed to my bashfulness about performing and perfectionism. As I regain my skills hopefully I’ll be able to relax and enjoy playing for others. Also, being able to choose and play music that I like helps.September 25, 2016 at 4:18 am #18713
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Yeaaah. I’m not sure how to not feel funny about playing in front of others, either. I’ll be excited one moment and then won’t bow right anymore because I’m nervous. XD My audience has been my camera and my husband so far. lolNovember 21, 2016 at 9:01 pm #19112
Performance mentality is very destructive for me because it involves trying to be good enough to earn approval or accolades. I love violin music and am trying to learn to enjoy the process of learning and improving and enjoy the sounds that I am producing with my playing. I’m still way too critical of myself but am starting to learn to relax and take off the pressure. Once I can enjoy playing for myself more, then maybe I will be able to play for others and accept imperfections as opportunities to learn more, not reject myself and my efforts.
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