Performance Observations #1

1) Be yourself.

2) Being yourself, you have to decide how much or how little to let out.

3) The energy required to play music in front of people is different than the energy required to socialize/interact with those same people in a concert setting (remember this too when you meet musicians at one of their concerts).

4) A lot of what you’re obsessively focused on (in performance) no one else sees.

5) A lot of what you’re hearing (including room acoustics) in a performance, no one else hears. This can work for or against you depending on what you’re hearing and how you’re receiving it.