Students With Confidence Issues (All Teachers)
Ok, I’m at my wits end with a 16 year old student lol. I’ve been teaching him since June last year and he has always had confidence issues. I’ve managed to get him to come round to doing his grade 1 because he can sing but he always believes he can’t, no matter what I or anyone else says to him!
What worries me is that at the weekend I persuaded him to do a little performance in front of about 20 people, it was the 1st one he had ever done but he backed out and ended up just playing guitar and I sang instead. It took me nearly an hour to get him into the room and one of my ex-students was trying her best to help me too.
I’m now really worried that he will go in for his Grade 1 at Xmas and will then panic on the day and back out as I will not be able to go in that room to help him, because singing in front of one person is harder than a group I would say!
What can I do to make him believe he can sing and get more confidence in himself?
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