Overcoming the misery of performance anxiety

Martin Baker confidently approaches the console at the Royal Festival Hall, during the RCO's 150th Anniversary celebrations in 2014 by Morwenna Campbell-Smith When I took up the organ as an adult, I reckoned I was a pretty seasoned performer - I'd been a professional singer, then a college lecturer, and public performance no longer worried me.  I trusted that this would be a transferable skill to my new role as church organist and get me through the organ exams I was keen to take.  But no - I've had to learn all over again how to…

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