Electric Violinist Sarah Charness Offers Tips for Aspiring Musicians
Fri, 13 Apr 2012 13:01:50
May we present to you 26-year-old electric violinist Sarah Charness, a Boston native and current NYC resident who has wowed audiences around the nation with her vivacious performances?
Sarah has performed on national TV and at well-known events from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to half-time performances at New York Knicks games. With a roster of performances under her belt, Sarah has shared the following tips on how to make memorable moments for aspiring musicians:
1. Always be over prepared for every performance. Just knowing a piece of music is not enough. It needs to be engrained in your bones as performances are nerve racking and cause many people to freeze or forget what they are doing. Being over prepared prevents that from happening.
2. Always try and eliminate distractions before you go on stage. If it means asking for a quiet space from your venue or kindly asking friends and family to step out of the room before you start, it gives you a few minutes to get into the zone and collect your thoughts before you start.
3. Know your audience. Whether you are performing in a retirement home for the elderly or at a half time show or the NBA, it's important to know who your audience is so that you can tailor your performance style to fit the appropriate audience.
4. Just have fun! You are hopefully on stage because you want to be and have worked hard to be there. Those moments are often over before you know it so always remember to be in the moment and enjoy yourself. If you are having fun, your audience will as well!
Watch Sarah Charness perform here.
Any aspiring musicians taking Sarah Charness' tips to heart?