Sunday quotes

An article from NPR on performance anxiety has some excellent quotes from Californian pianist Sara Solovitch:

 

“You have to practice performing as much as you practice practice.”

Take every opportunity to create a performance environment – ask family to be your audience – or record yourself.

“Now as I approach a performance, instead of saying ‘I’m nervous,’ I say to myself ‘I’m excited.’ ”

Train the voice in your head to help rather than hinder you.

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