QUOTE(JoannaB @ Feb 20 2011, 09:49 PM)
I really enjoyed the day, was lovely to meet people. Thank you to maledictis for playing with me. It was really good to read all the lovely feedback as I always think the worst of my playing and it's made me more confident.
I'm going to echo JoannaB.........it was so lovely to read all the feedback & such a surprise too that there were such positive comments about my playing.
I haven't had a flute lesson since last July, I haven't played my flute in front of an audience since last May, and there has been a long period of me wondering whether I should carry on
but the whole event has made me feel very much more positive. For the first time I actually felt in control of my flute playing and not only that but enjoyed the playing too. Strangely enough I think it was in part due to me playing the violin duet when I felt horribly unconfident & was unnerved by the ability of the bow to bounce as though it had a life of its own
In contrast when I picked up my flute I felt as though it was an old friend that I was totally comfortable with; I've never had that feeling before about it and it was very calming. I hope I can remember all the good & positive thoughts for next time. Many thanks to maledictis for accompanying me so well. I hope I get to another event before too long