Becoming comfortable with performing on piano

Yesterday’s blog post, on learning to enjoy playing piano for others, really resonated with a lot of people! I received many emails from pianists who are gradually becoming more comfortable with performing and some people commented on my Facebook page about the post as well.

Today, I’d thought we can continue in the same vein, with a practical way to get accustomed playing for an audience.

Try this a few times: Call a friend or family member on the phone and explain that you’re getting used to playing piano for an audience. Ask them to simply listen to you play for a minute or two. And then put the phone down and play something on piano. Play something simple that you don’t have to think about too much.

The key is to tap into the part of you that loves music and enjoys listening to the sounds you play.

That’s it. But don’t just read this and forget about it. Put it into practice.

As always, enjoy the journey and “let the music flow!”

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