When I am practicing alone (or in front of my parents), I always get lost in my music and in my own world (I play piano). However, when I practice in front of people I am uncomfortable with, I completely lose my bearings.

  • Performing in front of my parents; totally fine- no stage fright
  • Performing in front of a nice-looking person on the street (who I don't know); again, no stage fright and I can get lost in my music
  • Performing in front of someone rather intimidating; I can't even focus, tons of stage fright

I'm asking because I have a competition soon (March 2023) and I have never played in front of an audience before (I've played on street pianos a few times but not in concert halls...or even an auditorium).

Any tips are welcome- thank you in advance!



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