You should be calm. I believe Martie has agreed to , umm, detain, (yeah detain!) the six year old prodigy until after your performance. I have no idea what she has planned but I hear she has some experience with young musical prodigies! :hypnosis:
If you make a mistake - that's your interpretation of the song
If you make the same mistake twice - that's improvisation
If you make it three times - you're playing jazz!!!!
And, if you DO make a mistake, don't smile, cringe, nod, or show any emotion, and no one will notice you have. That's why husband and I play as a duo, when one of us makes a mistake, we will look at the OTHER person with a "what did you just play?" expression on our face. Of course, it is ALWAYS husband's fault!!!!
TM, we have to find a way to "squash" that 6 year old. :hypnosis: I'm glad Martie is on board with that - at 50, I hate some little twit of a kid making me look stupid. kt & wm do it enough - it's an insult when a easy child kid does it to me! :rofl:
Ladies, plan on staying for drinks & refreshments afterwards. There will be board members & school donors there to feed & water. They are willing to share. :rofl:
Skeeter's advice is great. Keep on truckin' no matter what. Play for yourself and, by the way, I have no experience with six year olds--ex-difficult child did not start lessons until 7.
However, I did take pains to make sure he was "into himself" and not the size of the other performers when he moved from the beginner end of the order to the oldest end by the time he was 9. I hope all highly talented children are as modest as MrNo was (and is.)
Always remember that no matter how good a prodigy is, you're taller LOLOLOLLOL