You stare at the recital program and can’t take your eyes off of your printed name. Your sweaty palms nervously crinkle the program as you wait for your turn. You feel dizzy, your stomach is tied in knots, and all these horrible “what-if” scenarios flood your mind uncontrollably. You hear the musician right before you finish playing their last note and the audience applauds. Oh no. This is it. There’s no turning back now!
Does this scenario sound a bit familiar to you? It’s the common case of THE NERVES. What are they? Why do I get nervous? How can I make them go away? How long do they last? I HATE THEM!
Here are the ultimate steps to master those frantic nerves and take back that wonderful feeling of control!
Study these tips below and really come to understand them. Memorize them and let them become a part of you! It will change how you feel when you perform.