It should be remembered that people respond differently to the idea of performing. For some it will be rewarding and motivating, but for others it can be stressful to the extent that they may be ill or wish to give up playing. In preparing for a performance, the following should be taken into account:
- the physical and psychological well-being of the learner
- the learner’s motivation
- the perceived importance of the performance
- social relationships with other members of the group
Bear in mind that some learners may not wish to perform in public.