How to Fire Up the Stage as a Musician

Article by: Pedro Asfora
VQS Advice Blog | Mindset tools for musicians


Learn how to shine bright as an artist!

Are you the type of musician who wants to make it to the top? How do you shine your brightest? Here are our:

5 Tips to fire up the stage as a musician!

1.  Learn How to Prepare for a Performance

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Give support to your co-artists by always checking the clock. 🕰

Arriving early is on time. Arriving on time is late. Always make plans to be at the session, gig, film set, studio session or rehearsal, 15 minutes early.

How do you show care for others?

The main reason behind it is giving your team the peace of mind. Being an artist is very high maintenance. There are a myriad of things you need to worry about and the band members doing what they’re paid to do shouldn’t ever be one of them.


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2. How Do You Deal with Your Co-Artists?

Each and every musician plays a big role in the music scene.

If you have been hired to be a musical director and the pianist gives a good idea, accept and entertain it.

How do you pay respect to your colleagues?

The mark of a professional, and ethical musician is the ability to leave the ego at home and serve the music and the situation.

Allow yourself to enjoy your music and stay motivated! 🎵🎶


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3. How Do You Become Truly Exceptional?

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Learn how to go beyond your passion

As musicians, we are here to serve and deliver something special. If you are hired for something, it is your duty to understand WHY the artist hired you as opposed to someone else, or even hired someone in the first place.

Always over-deliver.

By understanding this, you can visualize what they aim to achieve and therefore you can give them more than they asked for. It will go a long way.

4. How Can Your Attitude Affect Your Performance?

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Practice humility and integrity in everything you do.

We’re emotional. Our feelings will influence the dynamics of a situation. If you’re feeling down, do your best to keep it from affecting your rehearsal, session, gig, or conversation.

5. Create Transforming Experiences

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Having an open mind will help everyone in the team.

An expert is tied to a million different habits, experiences and memories, but if you learn how to take your experience into account without letting it get in your way, you shall always be ready for what comes.

How can change influence you for the better?

Things change, and while having life experience is paramount, you must always retain the elasticity of a fresh mind. Of course, everyone is different and every situation is unique. I hope you can take these tips as a guideline to get a head start.

How will you utilize these tools and ideas with the people you work with? We’d love to hear from you.

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