Last Friday was another Live Music in the Lounge at WESLI, in Madison, Wisconsin.
I was super excited about this concert but also super nervous!
I performed covers of the following:
Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” (This was a singalong! 🙂 )
Jaymay’s “Gray or Blue”
Adele’s “Someone Like You” &
Jewel’s “Who Will Save Your Soul”
I also performed two of my original songs:
“Like They All Did” &
“Worth the Wait”
Currently, my only opportunities to perform for others are my Live Music in the Lounge concerts every other month. So, I am extremely grateful for these concerts! I am especially grateful for all of you who came to watch me perform last Friday! 🙂
Because I don’t play in front of large groups of people often, one of the main challenges I face is overcoming my stage fright. No matter how hard I practice, I’m always so afraid that I’m going to make mistakes when I perform live because I get so nervous. I’ve been looking into ways to deal with my stage fright. Fortunately, I found some useful advice from another WordPress blogger. Adam Rafferty created a post about dealing with stage fright called,“7 Tips for Dealing with Stage Fright and Nerves.” I found this post to be extremely helpful, especially the tips about focusing your energy on the present and relaxing when you do make a mistake. Whether or not you are a musician, if you experience stage fright, I strongly encourage you to check out Adam Rafferty’s post.
Like dealing with my perfectionism, dealing with my stage fright is just another challenge I need to overcome in order to share my music with the world.
Please feel free to come to the next Live Music in the Lounge, a free concert on December 21, 2012, from 12:30pm-1:00pm at the Wisconsin English as a Second Language Institute.