Daniel Barenboim, Artur Schnabel, Sviatoslav Richter, and other great pianists have all had memory lapses onstage. But it hasn’t mattered to their audiences, who have felt moved to the core by the beauty and the depth of human feeling in their performances.
No matter what we do to get a piece of music fully under our belt, we can’t guarantee that our memory won’t falter.
But if you understand what performing is really about, a huge part of your fear can disappear.
Sometimes performing might feel like passing a test, or wanting to impress people. But it’s really about fully connecting with the music in your practicing, so that its full power lives in your whole body and being and can naturally flow out in performance.
Sure, something could still go haywire. But if it does, your confidence in having embodied the music you love and your desire to share it with your audience will get you through whatever happens.
So how do you actually accomplish this?
I invite you to find out by participating in my upcoming Transformative Piano Master Class Series: Connecting Mindfulness, Confidence, and Performance, starting June 1.
At this one-of-a-kind series you’ll discover that
- Your practicing can be more enjoyable and productive
- Your body can feel more free at the piano
- Your musicality can come through more than before
- You can get past performance anxiety and find a whole new level of fulfillment onstage
- You can accomplish this transformation in the supportive company of like-minded pianists who are experiencing it along with you
The application deadline is this coming Monday, May 22, at 11:59 PM Eastern Time. So click here to read all about it and apply now!
If you’re thinking you can wait till next year to apply for this series, it might not be happening then—because we actually don’t know if it will be funded again next year.
So this might be your last opportunity to get what amounts to an 80% scholarship for this extraordinary program.
Do you want to play better than you do now? You can, and you deserve to!
If you have any questions about the series, please let me know!
I’d love to have you with us!