July 1, 2005 at 12:13 AM
Sometimes it seems like I can play things fine in practice, but when I have to play for my teacher I make dumb mistakes. I actually (sometimes) do better in performances than I do when playing for my teacher. I think I should probably pay more attention to the little things I do in practice and that could improve my overall performance...
Sydney, another explanation is that you are more anxious or nervous when you play for your teacher. Take a few deep breaths and relax.
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