Tag Archives: performance

The biggest mistake you can make as a performing pianist

When I look back over the time I have been a piano player, I can easily see how my thinking has changed over time. I started playing when I was eight and within a few years, was playing in church. Somewhere along the way, I started playing offertory arrangements. Back in those days, options were […]

How to improve your performance skills

Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that you can be a great musician but never play well in public? It’s true… Here’s why: performance is an entirely different skill than music making. Some musicians are highly skilled in music but just not highly skilled in performance. The opposite is just as true […]

Tips for smooth transitions between songs

One of the current trends in church involves how congregational music is selected and executed. In the past, a congregation might just sing a diverse group of stand alone hymns. Today, churches choose songs to support an overall theme and package the songs together into melodies. I like the trend, but it does put a […]