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A Reflection on Worrying: Worry and Music

Classical guitarist Tom McKinney explores how his own worry runs much deeper than that of stage fright and leads him to question the validity of being a musician.

We all have worries but rarely do we speak honestly about them. In this series of personal essays, five essayists share their intimate relationship with worry. As a young, impressionable musician, classical guitarist Tom McKinney witnessed first-hand the debilitating worry that can come with performing music. In this essay Tom explores how his own worry runs much deeper than that of stage fright and leads him to question the validity of being a musician.

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