Advent calendar 2014: Confessions of an anxious ballet pianist

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In 2014 I went back to being a freelance ballet pianist, and have loved every minute. Talking to colleagues on my travels, I’ve found that many of us share the same anxieties, no matter how much experience we have, in fact, some of the most experienced people I know are those who express the most anxiety about what they do. Here are some of the things that make me anxious about playing for ballet. I hope it helps: it certainly helps me to talk about it.

The full list of ballet pianist anxieties:


2 thought on “Advent calendar 2014: Confessions of an anxious ballet pianist”
  1. Jonathan, I love you. Marry me. (I’m joking 🙂 ) I never get to talk to other pianists. By definition we work solo. You blog helps me so much 🙂

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Jonathan Still, ballet pianist