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#16 Dafydd_y_Garreg_Wen

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 20:47

Terrible performance anxiety as a child. Piano exams were the stuff of nightmares.

The answer: learn the organ and at the age of sixteen become (perforce, not of choice) a church organist. The first few Sundays may have been hellish, but the mind and body just can’t keep up that level of being anxious for very long, not week after week, so in due course they gave up. Have rarely suffered any anxiety since.
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