How to Become a More Confident Performer

How to Become a More Confident Performer

This reminds me of my student C, who has low self-esteem and no confidence on herself. But indeed she is not that bad- no, I must say she has some talents that she doesn’t recognize at all. And soon I find out why she doesn’t trust herself – her parents always make negative comments on her. What she needs is some encouragement to raise her self-esteem.

But sometimes I do think being over-confidence is another problem……this type of students is often quite difficult to teach – they are reluctant to change their bad habits and think their playings don’t need improvement at all.

Anyway, once you are on stage, you have to be CONFIDENT and believe in yourself!


András Schiff explains Bach

11 problems music can solve

An interesting article:

7 Tips for Teachers to Get Today’s Students to Practice More

OK, this article should be just for me and other teachers as well……

and one more thing to add- practice more, but also practise effectively

It is simply a waste of time if students have mindless practice!

IGUDESMAN & JOO – Rachmaninov had big Hands

An old video, but just for fun and especially for my student Grace =)

Talked about this with my student last night, and the way that Igudesman and Joo played was just too hilarious!!

Memorization Strategies

An interesting article about memorizing music:

But before that, please look into the music and go through all the details first!

The pianist who played til her fingers bled


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