Performance Prep

Performance Prep

As someone once said, “The show must go on.” This could not be more correct. Many times I have found myself playing with a broken string or my signal completely cutting off during a performance. It is definitely an unpleasant experience to go through as a performer, especially when it is something out of your control like feedback or the culprit is a faulty mic stand. So to help you, here are some things that I find myself doing before a performance.

Always have your music well learned. (Have you heard the word practice?)

Memorize, memorize, memorize! It is not the solution to all problems but definitely will not hurt.

Check all your equipment before performing with it
– Instrument
– Pedals
– Cables
– Mics
– Anything and everything you plan to use

Don’t forget Routine Maintenance
– Change your strings regularly
– Properly intonate your instrument

Perform your music for your
– Family
– Friends
– Pets
– Imaginary audience

Remember as Murphy’s Law states, “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong” and as Denis Waitley said, “Expect the best, plan for the worst, and prepare to be surprised.”

-Jacob Vallejo
guitar instructor


Jesusa Pons-Garner

I’ve had both my children attend lessons at this location. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Amber is an incredible piano instructor!

Jesusa Pons-Garner / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Esmeralda Saavedra

My daughter has been registered here since she was 7. Each instructor she’s had has been very friendly and great to work with. Currently she has lessons with Ms Maria and we are so grateful for her and the entire SAMA staff. I can’t recommend enough.

Esmeralda Saavedra / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Steve Dell

San Antonio Music Academy is awesome, my son loves the guitar lessons and is super excited to attend every week! He started with zero experience and progressed surprisingly fast. Randy is an amazingly talented guitarist/teacher. He is very patient, yet knows how to push students to the next level. Highly recommend all the instructors, the staff is great!

Steve Dell / parent
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