When you are about to play for the talent show, normally, people get really nervous. At least I know I do. Knowing that this is my last year at Hillwood and I have been playing for the talent shows for a long time, I know a lot about it. These are just something I do.
The first thing I normally do is telling my oarents how nervous I am. They always tell me to not think about it too much. I play the violin and they akways tell me by the time I've started playing I'm just going to keep playing until it's over. Which always ends up being true. You always want to talk to your parents or an adut about how you feel.
The next thing I do right before I play for the talent show I always drink some water. Drinking water helps me relax and I helps my stomach a little bit too. My stomach always hurts right before I play so I always drink water.
Another way of calming down is going over what you are sing or playing or anything you do. Since I play violin I always play it really quickly in the classroom. If I know the song really well and not a specific part I play the part I need to work on te most. It's good to get a feel for what you need to do. It's almost like a warm up.
These are the things I do to calm down and get ready toplay for the talent show!
Written By: Claire P.