Playing music in public can make you feel good about how hard you've worked and how much you've learned. There's nothing to boost your musical confidence like the appreciative applause of your family, friends, and fellow students who are most certainly impressed with what you've accomplished!
2. Giving Back
One of the best things about music is sharing it with others. Think about it - music never takes anything away; it always gives to both the performer and the listener! When you perform, you are sharing your musical talent with your family, friends, and fellow students, all of whom benefit from hearing the beautiful music you create. Everyone wins!
Every time you perform music, you get a little better at it than the last time. You feel less nervous, less anxious about making a mistake, and more likely to genuinely enjoy being on stage. If you practice performing, you are building a skillset that is helpful in other areas of your life, such as presenting in class or at work, speaking in public, or dealing with any situation that feels stressful.