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How do you get rid of stage fright?

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I think I have stage fright. Every time I play violin alone I can play beautifully, but as soon as I play for someone, even just my mom, I get all freaked and hot and I play terrible. It is really holding me back. How do I get rid of it?

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Stage fright is not easy to overcome. Keep getting up there and playing your violin. Doing it over and over again, will help your nerves and give you more confidence. Pretend nobody is in the room and look beyond the people around you. Believe in yourself and eventually it will get easier.

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Play in front of an audience over and over again until it is comfortable. Then increase the size of the audience. Perform at recitals/shows.

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This is tough most of all you have to keep pushing your self bit more, try different things that could help you. Facing away from your mom or another family member.

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go on stage

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When I speak in front of a group, I remind myself that a lot of them are busy thinking they're glad it's me on stage--not them--so they don't even think of being critical.

Most people in an audience are there because they want to be so they are ready to enjoy whatever is presented.

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You aren't alone. Some of the most famous entertainers in the world confess that they still experience it before they perform. But once actually onstage they are fine, because they are doing what they love doing and their confidence returns. Rather than thinking of the audience as something to be afraid of, they know their performance is better because the audience is there to play to. So have confidence in yourself. You know what you are supposed to do, so view the audience as a friend not a foe and just do it! Works for me!

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