Can anyone help. I get nervous in the band room but i still sometimes play loud, but i am really nervous that i am gonna mess up on the contest stage. I am nervous in some of my lessons but i am getting a tiny bit louder. On the Contest stage i am going to mess up for sure. And i am really nervous, has anyone got any ideas to get rid of my lack of confidence i have an idea to stop putting myself down. Anther thing i want to ask is about your Mouthpiece position my mouthpiece is in a position that i prefer but my teacher says its in the wrong place i cant play if i put it any higher but she is still insisting that i put it higher. You can look were i put my mouth piece here http://dentonbrass.co.uk/donna_amery.htm i think its a god pic. :lol: Plz say some people can help me as i am in real crisis.