Many musicians struggle with stage presence and feel a lack of confidence as a result. Fortunately, by practicing mindfulness, we can improve our stage presence, feel more confident, and play better.In this article, I will give several tips for developing a confident stage presence. 1. Have a clear intention when performing musicA confident musician has

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It’s no fun playing the piano when you don’t feel at ease. Many of us are told to relax by teachers who can see how much of a toll the stress is taking on our playing. This may lead us to ask “how do I relax while playing?” or perhaps “will relaxing actually help me?”

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When I play the piano, I strive to make it feel good. It is no fun for me to feel like I am struggling with my body while trying to play, and the music that results from that struggle is not something I would enjoy listening to. I want to be clear that I am

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When your piano playing doesn’t sound right, ask yourself: “have I analyzed the music?” Music analysis is the process of coming to understand the music. This may include a formal musical analysis, such as with Roman numerals or a Schenker graph. However, it may also include simple, common-sense answers to the basic question “what features

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Wouldn’t it be great if you never had to worry about making mistakes while playing the piano? Memory slips, wrong notes, and many other hazards constantly plague pianists, but there are solutions to these problems if you are willing to adopt a flexible mindset. In this article, I will list several reasons why you are having

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