February 2008

Old guy at the spring recital

February 13, 2008 16:22

I am a bit terrified at the moment as my teacher has moved me into Suzuki 2 and stated that my articulation and tone is great! I practice alot and I take this seriously and I'm flattered but I am my own worst critic. That being said, she want's me to perform in the spring recital. She assures me that I won't stand out like a roach in the punch bowl, but here's the deal. It's a Suzuki recital, and while I'm not going to be the only adult, there is a pleasant thirty something woman that is about the same level as myself, there still will be primarily very small children. I have never met them, as my teacher provides private lessons for me. But this recital will be mostly for them, I assume.

I'm forty six, 6'5" and have a gray beard. I can just picture that amongst the little ankle biters. Talk about a roach floating in the punch bowl. I wonder what it will look like from the audience perspective.

So.... should I do this thing? Suck up the anxiety and peform in the spring recital? I can come up with a plethora of excuses why I shouldn't. But I trust my teacher, and If she thinks I should be there...

What do y'all think?

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