Managing anxiety


My Clacking Shoe

While performing Debussy at a recital, this adult piano student faced performance anxiety, her foot shaking on the pedal and making an embarrassing noise. »

Carnegie Hall

Visualization for Carnegie Hall

After walking the spiritual Labyrinth at church, Nancy M. Williams comes up with a visualization strategy for her upcoming piano recital at Carnegie Hall. »

Piano technique

The Case of the Extended Pinky

In adult piano lessons, Nancy M. Williams realizes her pinky finger sticking out signals weakness. Scales help her strengthen muscles and improve technique. »

Red Light in Adult Piano Lessons

Red Light in Adult Piano Lessons

For Nancy M. Williams, adult piano lessons bring back insecurities linked to a childhood spent with an alcoholic parent, but ultimately help her move on. »