Piano Performance: Tips on Performing

This page is dedicated to videos related to performance – how to be a better performer, advice on performing, and so on.




I enjoyed making this series so much, since it required a deep investigation into famous performers and their experiences with performing. Some had/have anxiety issues, while others have never been troubled while on stage.

This is a good look at how professionals deal with performance anxiety, or avoid it altogether.

This video addresses how to get your piece from 80% to 100%. It takes a lot of work to make a piece truly performance-worthy, and it’s not something you’d want to do with every piece – but it’s definitely worth doing with your favorites.

Music festival is a blast – I get to watch performers young and old play for an adjudicator, and hear the interesting feedback. These are some tidbits of wisdom I gleaned from the 2017 music festival.

This video was specific to a May 2018 recital, but they happen four times a year over at PianoWorld – if you’re interested in the added accountability, definitely check this out!

Valentina Lisitsa is a modern-day performer who is known for her Chopin, Rachmaninoff and other Romantic-era composers. This video explores her backstory.

Glenn Gould, now deceased, was a Canadian legend. His Bach recordings were legendary. This video explores his life and many quirks.