Hi everyone! I found this interesting article about the effects extensive musical training has on the brain. Check it out!
My personal opinion is that sports and music are wonderful compliments to each other. Where one activity lacks, the other fills in the missing pieces and teaches children to be well-rounded and accepting of others’ talents and interests. The most important thing that a parent can do to encourage their children in both activities is to maintain balance.
I found this great article on handling performance anxiety and controlling your nerves. This website has some other helpful tips on preparing for a performance, memorizing, and specific tips for auditions. Check it out! Dealing with Performance Anxiety