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Conquer Your Nerves! Overcome your piano-playing anxiety with stage fright tips! Do your nerves get the best of you when you play piano? Stage fright can range from a few butterflies in your stomach to a full-on anxiety attack -- and everything in between. No matter what level of severity you struggle with, stage fright…

Does stage fright hit you when you try to play in front of others? Don't worry. You're in good company. Nearly all musicians get scared at some point. Performance anxiety can range from the mild "butterflies in my stomach" variety - - to very severe anxiety and physical symptoms such as shaking and sweating. I've…

The right piano lamps really does make practicing easier and more effective. The truth is that normal room lighting usually isn't good enough for playing piano. Overhead lighting is diffused and general, which isn't bright enough for specialized work. It can also can cast shadows that can make reading piano music difficult. Lamps for pianos…

Are they sabotaging your piano success? Are you believing somepiano practice myths? You might be, if:You really hate practicing.You believe that you need to playperfectly, or you shouldn't play at all.You getfrustratedon days that you can't see any progress in your playing.You think that cramming before your lesson is the same as every-day practice.Let's root…

Ask the Piano Teacher: Piano Practice Motivation Question: I'm an adult beginner with a busy life. I work full time, and find it hard at the end of a tiring workday to find the motivation to do my piano practice. I end up putting it off until the weekend, but can't seem to accomplish much…

Is your piano practice room one of the messiest in the house?Is your piano practice room one of the messiest in the house?Does it double as the junk room?   :-) Do you have to move piles of stuff off of the piano bench in order to sit down?You need a piano practice room makeover!I know…

Qustion by Don Stack Been reading all your material on piano practice. It has helped me greatly. As I said, I am on Alfreds Book Level Three and I'm having a tough time with it, I can read and play all of 1, 2, 3 levels but I play at a quarter note tempo, eigth…