My exam is in approaching (one more month to go!) and I'm actually not that worried about my pieces, scales, sightreading, and aural that much anymore after all the great tips I got from everyone (thanks!)... ok maybe sort of.
But I'm more worried about the fact that I don't know how I should act in the exam, after my exam last year. I am naturally not as prone to nerves as most people, but on the outside I always look like a completely nervous wreck...and it's hard to tell a person you're not nervous, however truthful, when you look like you're about to have a heart attack! LOL. Is there like something like "Exam Etiquette" or something that some people know and some people don't, for making a good impression on examiners???
What should you wear?
How should you smile when entering the exam room without making a complete fool of yourself?
Can you sit down before the examiner tells you to? And should you thank him or her after you do?
When the examiner asks if you want to do scales or pieces first, should you answer with "(your choice), please"?
What do you do and especially where do you look in the short pauses between scales/arpeggios and pieces, as well as between each piece, when the examiner is writing? To look confident, instead of staring into space and twiddling your thumbs?
That kind of stuff. Please help...