How do you help yourself or your students deal with performance anxiety? It’s one of the things many teachers and students go through whether it be just in front of 1 person or a whole stadium. It can really be nerve-racking!
Today’s episode is all about the challenges of performance.
Further, we can help our students with their and our performance anxiety by finding flow in rhythm in our playing. In that vein, we will also be unpacking tips and strategies on practicing routines, and exploring new repertoire for advanced pianists. Plus, we’ll have a look at using Kickstarter to fund performances, projects or anything related to your studio.
I have invited two incredible pianists to join us in the podcast today, Jeremy Siskind and Frederic Chiu.
Jeremy is a jazz pianist & composer who has written eleven publications. Frederic is an internationally renowned concert pianist who collaborates with both classical and jazz pianists to bring vivid live concert experiences to all his audiences.
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What measures did you take to manage it? Do your nerves lessen after every performance?
Tim Topham is the founder and director of TopMusic. Tim hosts the popular TopCast show, blogs regularly at topmusic.co and speaks at local and international conferences on topics such as pedagogy, business, marketing and entrepreneurship. Tim has been featured in American Music Teacher, The Piano Teacher Magazine, California Music Teacher and EPTA Piano Professional. Tim holds an MBA in Educational Leadership, BMus, DipEd and AMusA.