How to Help Your Child Overcome Stage Fright

Going up on stage and singing or dancing can be fun, but it can also be terrifying for many. This is called stage fright and it comes hand in hand whenever there’s a performance. If it’s your first time on stage, you’re most likely to be afraid of the crowd silently staring at you. If you’re not sure if your child can take on the stage the first time around, keep on reading and we’ll help you figure out great ways to help your child overcome that first public performance with their head held high.

What is Stage Fright?

The most important question we need to answer before providing solutions is to ask ourselves: 

“What is Stage Fright?”

Stage fright or performance anxiety is a feeling of nervousness or unease during a performance. This can cause several problems for the performer such as forgetting their lines or playing the wrong note. This mostly stems from a person’s fear of the unknown with the majority of people that experience stage fright not being used to a performance in front of a large crowd. 

What You Can Do

As a parent, it can be difficult to help your child get through their stage fright. Stage fright for adults is different from a child’s and it can be difficult for a child to overcome it. Some can even have different reactions like refusing to go on stage or even vomiting before the performance. But with the right techniques, any anxious child can become a superstar in the spotlight.

Tell Them Stage Fright is Normal

The most important thing to teach any young performer is that stage fright is a normal part of any early performance. Even adults can feel it before their performances. Let them know that they’re going to get used to the crowd eventually. 

Practice Practice and Practice Some More

As was said earlier, stage fright stems mainly from the fear of the unknown. The fear of making mistakes and not knowing how the audience will react can easily affect their performance. The best way to counter this is to make sure your child is comfortable with his or her performance. The best way to do this is to make sure that they know their performance by heart.

Help Change Their Mindset

Your mindset is one of the most important things to keep in mind whenever you need to go up on stage. If you think the crowd is going to laugh at you, then in your mind you’ll be laughed at whenever you make a mistake. Think positive and focus on what would happen when you succeed instead of focusing on stage fright and what would happen if you fail. Tell them the crowd is there to watch you succeed and not to fail. A positive mindset is a great confidence booster that every performer should have. 

Encourage Them 

Telling them that they’re going to do fine might seem like an ice cube in a desert of anxiety. But this ice cube could be the ocean wave that your child can ride on to success. Children look up to their parents and the best thing you can give them is your support. So get out there and tell them they’re the best you’ve heard and that they’ll be stars in their own right someday.

Great Ways to Learn Music Faster

Sharing music with an audience is one of the greatest feelings out there. The thrill of playing your heart and soul out with an instrument or singing your voice out on stage. However, before you can get on stage and share your heart and soul through music, you should make sure that you’ve practiced. But how do you learn the piece you want to play faster? 

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5 Reasons Why You Should Play The Flute

The flute is a wonderful instrument that differs from many other wind instruments. It doesn’t come with a reed unlike many other wind instruments like the saxophone and bassoon. The flute is unique in that it’s music blends extremely well with other instruments in the orchestra while having an identity of its own.

It works by having a mouthpiece at one end with the musician blowing into it. There are keys on the flute that lets the musician shorten the distance his or her breath has to travel. This makes the flute’s iconic sounds.

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5 Reasons Your Child Should Take Drum Lessons

Music is an integral part of our history and one of the earliest forms of music that was made by our ancestors was drumming. Today, drumming is a spectacle to behold in performances revolving around loud and impactful music. Paired with guitars, bass, and keyboards in concerts, these loud and in charge instruments are the centerpiece of any performance and more often than not, dictate the rhythm of the rest of the group. 
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5 Reasons to Take Public Dance Classes

Dancing is a great way to learn better coordination and balance and you might be unsure of whether you should take a private lesson or a public dance class.

Both types of classes have their benefits and are good at improving your ability to dance. But if you want to get out there and experience dancing at its fullest while learning from several people at once then taking group lessons might be for you.

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Benefits Of Dancing

Dance lessons might seem like all fun and games to onlookers, but dancing has more tangible benefits than you think. Dancing can improve your general well being, keep stress at bay, help build your confidence and even meet new friends. Keep reading if you’re curious to find out what dancing can do for you and your children. 

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How to Help Your Child Become a Better Musician

Music is an artform. Like all artforms, music takes patience, practice and hard work to truly be beautiful. Getting to that point where your son or daughter can stand on a stage and play Moonlight Sonata by Beethoven is no easy task. It requires teamwork between both you and your child to reach that goal. If you aren’t sure how to help nurture their gift then follow these quick tips to help your child become a better musician.

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What to Expect at Your First Tap Class

Let’s face it; learning how to tap dance is not easy. Hence, it’s understandable to feel overwhelmed when thinking about going to class. After all, chances are this is the first time you have enrolled yourself to any dance lesson. So, if you have no any idea what to do, let us help fill you in about what you can expect from your first tap class. Continue reading “What to Expect at Your First Tap Class”