My 13 year old daughter would hate me for telling you this, but she has a beautiful singing voice. She often performs mini concerts at home to immediate family and to close friends. Her voice is rich, warm and soulful.
So why is that when she’s asked to sing in front of a “strange” audience, her palms get sweaty, her timing suffers and her voice sounds weaker than usual. No doubt it’s mostly down to nerves, but there’s also a deep-rooted, primitive desire not to make fools out of ourselves or attract negative comments. [Continue reading]