QUOTE(Lee King @ Feb 27 2012, 10:26 AM)
Regarding these adult learner events that the AB organise. They sound like great fun and it seems from reading the reports of them on the Events page it's a wonderful idea to meet up and play, plus also increase ones confidence.
Hi Lee. These events are organised by forum members, not the AB. They are extremely good for gaining performance experiences and are very supportive. It doesn't matter what grade or level you are, or even if you manage to complete your performance once you've started. Nerves do get the better of some people on occasion, but we're all in the same boat. Some people are better at hiding their nerves than others. Give it a try sometime.
Don't be too hard on yourself in regards to playing. I think as adults we expect a lot of ourselves (yes, I'm an adult learner so know how you feel at the moment.). Give yourself a chance. The harder you try, the worse the situation gets sometimes...been there, done it!
Whatever you do, don't give up! Keep at it, get a teacher you can work well with (if you haven't already) and you'll be fine.
Edit: sbhoa beat me to it!