by Mark Sandman
Yes, I admit it. I’ve been performing since Moby Dick was a minnow and I still get stage fright sometimes. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t. I never know when or why it happens.
The best solution I’ve found for stage fright, as well as for any anxiety-inducing situation (except driving) is to simply close my eyes and focus on breathing.
I recently came across an excellent article titled: “Stage Fright! Overcoming Music Performance Anxiety” by Michael Gallant. Here’s the link:
It’s located on DiskMaker’s blog page, Echoes. You will also find other blog posts, articles, and guides related to home recording, performing and promoting your music. It’s a good online resource to know about.