Performing for a live audience can definitely be unnerving, and you have to put forth a lot of effort to make sure things go as smoothly as possible on stage. Use the following tips to help you practice and prepare for your piano recital:
Practicing for Your Piano Recital
- Do practice on the recital piano before your performance. All pianos are different, and you want to get a feel for it in advance.
- Do give yourself enough time right before a performance to practice your song at least once (but aim for twice).
- Do spend extra quality time on the most difficult parts of the song, so you can be sure to nail them!
- Do remember your feet; spend time perfecting your song’s pedaling techniques.
- Do have someone turn your sheet music for you during practice if you plan to read from your music on stage.
- Don’t let distractions harm your performance.
Set an alarm to go off during your practice session; open a window to let in random noises, or practice with a recording of audience sounds so you can learn to tune out distractions.
○ Warming Up Your Hands Before a Performance
○ Choosing a Piano Recital Song