What do I do with Performance Anxiety?

performance Feb 16, 2021

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Have you ever been nervous before a performance for an audience? Ever got jitters before recording your song in front of a camera? 

Here are some tips backed by neuroscience and used by Olympic Athletes.

#1) Take 7 deep breaths. This calms your nervous system and stops the overthinking cycle.

#2) Visualize yourself in the place you love the most. Use your 5 senses.

#3) Visualize yourself performing your song going perfectly and playing with freedom. Imagine your clothes, the room, and all your surroundings. Again use your 5 senses. Focus on a confident finish and feeling good! 

This is not a one-and-done strategy. Your nervous system improves and repairs over time. This must be done consistently to improve results.

Here's a good schedule:

A few weeks out from the performance

  • - Practice visualization techniques
  • - Play songs for an informal audience of family or friends
  • - Practice in your performance attire

Day before the performance

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How to Record a Great Quality Piano Video! 🎥


Let's record a great quality video!


  • Time of day - good lighting mid morning or afternoon
  • ‍ Look nice - Come with hair done and be in real clothes. Don't come in workout gear or pajamas. 
  • Pick the best camera - Find the phone/device or video camera with the best phone and microphone.
  • Remove the case - If you are using a device remove the case.
  • Cushion the sound - to avoid harsh echoes place a towel or soft shirt behind or near the device.
  • Position the microphone - Microphones should not be covered up. My phone microphone are the three holes by the charger port. You can do an internet search for your model if you aren't sure.
  •   Horizontal -sideways (see pictures below)
  • Side view - Make sure the device can see your hands on the keys and your face. Shoot from an angle that is facing you evenly or slightly above. An angle from below is not flattering. Clear all clutter from the background. These are all great examples...

  • Stabilize...
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DIY Piano Lessons at Home

Kids bored and bouncing off the walls?

Anxious or stressed? 

Piano is a great way to put a positive spin on being home right now.

Learning a new skill is awesome. But did you know about the added health benefits?

Benefits include: improved brain neural connections, extra creativity, and reduced stress.

Many of my students' #1 thing they love the most is that they process their emotions at the keyboard and feel so much better about their day.

Piano Lessons for Kids,  Book & Videos ,is a great resource to help kids learn piano at home. 

  • #1 Amazon New Release in 2 categories.
  • Save time and money.
  • Instruction from an expert teacher with over 15+ years experience.
  • Songs your child really wants to play
  • Challenging reader friendly (borders, less text)
  • 40 + instructional videos via the video link inside the book
  • Geared for young beginners

Kids have so much fun with this book!


Want more info? This video shows you step by step the inner workings of the book....

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