Improve Your Stage Presence

Stage presence is an important part of performing live. In addition to playing your instrument or singing well, you must also entertain the audience with your onstage persona. Here are some helpful tips on how to improve your stage presence.

Improve Your Stage Presence

The first step has to do with how you carry yourself on stage. Strike a pose and have confidence. Even a cool stance can go a long way. Don’t forget to use the stage. Feel free to walk around, smile, and show the crowd that you are having fun.

Step two; interact with your fellow band members. It is important to have eye contact with the other people in your band to improve your stage presence. If anything should go wrong you can help each other out by correcting any mistakes or issues that may occur. It will also show the audience that you enjoy performing with each other and are having fun. Walk over to the guitarist and put your hand on their shoulder, or give the drummer a high-five between songs. Singers will often share their microphone with another band member during the chorus of a song.

And finally, step three; interact with the audience! They will have more fun if they feel like they are involved with the show. Eye contact is very important to and will improve your stage presence greatly. Remember, you are performing for them. If someone in the crowd reaches out their hand to you, give them a high-five. Get the audience to clap their hands or sing along. These are sure-fire ways to have a great show!

Watch the videos below for some examples of performers with excellent stage presence.

If you would like personal assistance with any of the blog concepts, online and on-location lessons are available from Let’s Play Music and Make Art, LLC located in Derry and Londonderry, NH. www.letsplaymusic.com

Daniel Saunders

Daniel Saunders

Daniel is the Guitar Program Supervisor at Let’s Play Music and Make Art, LLC. He holds a degree in Music Performance from the Musicians Institute in California where he taught for nearly ten years. He is also published through Hal Leonard for Guitar World Magazine Video Lessons.

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