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Hi folks,

So I just spent the day in Dayton at the Ohio PAS Day of Percussion. Lots of great stuff going on, with the cherry on top being Rusty playing at a hip little pizza joint with a killer quartet!

After getting to watch guys like Rusty, Michael Burritt, Bob Becker and others perform I was blown away by the individual stage presence all of these guys had. While driving home I was thinking about this; now I'm beginning to become obsessed with the psychology of performing music.

What is happening in your brain that creates confidence/nervousness? How does your brain respond to different environments? Is there any correlation between brain activity and stage presence?

There are definitely resources out there but I'm curious to know-literally-what you guys think!