I would say I’m a pretty good piano player, but for some reason I can’t play in front of people.
- I guess I just get too nervous and I mess up like crazy.
The only times I feel comfortable while playing is when I’m alone and I have a very comfortable environment. I basically need to have the air conditioning on and keep the temperature control at the right settings. I always feel rejuvenated when I feel that cooling air flowing around me and I can usually play the piano to my heart’s content, that is so long as nobody is watching. My family has heard me play so they know I am pretty good but my friends never believed that I had it in me. This one day I was playing the piano at the school when I seen there was nobody in the auditorium. I really started jamming on the piano and I was startled when I finished my song and my buddies were all clapping for me. I turned around and my face went red. When they asked if I could play another song, I said I couldn’t do it and I was out of there! When I got home from school, I went to my room, shut the door and turned on my window A/C machine. I got on my keyboard with my headphones connected and started playing music. My father said that I should think about recording my songs and that way I wouldn’t have to play them live for people to listen to. I thought that was a good idea and started letting people listen to my recorded music.