” Something weird happened (while performing in a competition after Practice Coaching), I wasn’t nervous! “High School Student, Wyoming
What is it that allows those few people we know who perform so well to do that while most of us work hard and still have problems when we perform? The answer is in how we practice. You are getting good instruction, but the way we learn best in practice is very unusual and very few people know how to do it. Those that know and do it regularly are the ones we call talented and gifted, but anyone can do it. This is also the difference between performance anxiety and confident performance. When we have played something perfectly with ease many times in practice the performance becomes easy as well. Expression and enjoyment increase as technical difficulties melt away.
Practice coaching occurs weekly between lessons for 4 or 8 weeks in full support of the teacher’s directions. We’ll find out how to best execute them for great lessons, and great progress. It is not open ended and a four to eight sessions are enough for lasting and ongoing improvement.