Performance Nerves

Do you feel nervous about performing? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Here are some helpful strategies to help you keep your cool, from keeping those stomach butterflies and bow shakes under control, to developing a commanding stage presence:

Latest Performance Nerves

ViolinStageFright

Conquering performance nerves: how do I banish sweaty hands and nausea?

2022-09-08T07:31:00+01:00

Brian Hodges and Diana Allan answer student questions on coping with stage fright

CellistPractice1

Conquering performance nerves: I'm great in practice but don't perform so well on the day

2022-09-08T07:30:00+01:00

Brian Hodges and Diana Allan answer student questions on coping with stage fright

Bow Shakes and Cold and Sweaty Hands

ViolinStageFright

Conquering performance nerves: how do I banish sweaty hands and nausea?

2022-09-08T07:31:00+01:00

Brian Hodges and Diana Allan answer student questions on coping with stage fright

Violinist hand

How can I help to conquer performance nerves by warming up my stiff, cold hands?

2022-06-01T07:51:00+01:00

Brian Hodges and Diana Allan share their tips on coping with stage fright

Stage Presence

pike and little 2

‘It hypes you up in the wrong way’: violinists on what not to do before a performance

2022-03-30T10:28:00+01:00

Violinists Tasmin Little and Jennifer Pike share strategies on how to keep composure before a performance

Anxiety

ViolinStageFright

Conquering performance nerves: how do I banish sweaty hands and nausea?

2022-09-08T07:31:00+01:00

Brian Hodges and Diana Allan answer student questions on coping with stage fright

Mindfulness

Stage fright

7 techniques to combat stage fright

2022-09-05T11:28:00+01:00

Are you suffering from stage fright? Laurinel Owen gives advice on overcoming this common affliction

breathing

Breathing

Harnessing breathing to improve your string playing

2022-09-05T11:30:00+01:00

Breathing naturally is one of the first principles of Alexander teaching - and it's a must for anyone who suffers from stage fright, says Joseph Sanders

Negative thoughts

FearMonster

Release the Fear Monster: how to conquer performance anxiety and perform at your best

2022-09-07T08:32:00+01:00

Brian Hodges and Diana Allan discuss the origins of stage fright and offer guidance on how to combat fear during performance