Whether being a musician or not, how does one feel about performing music in front of people? It is terrifying, isn’t it? I understand the terrible feeling, because I experienced it a few times. It was during a chapel service at Asbury University when I performed in front of people “The Fireworks” by Debussy. Months before the chapel service, I practiced the piece several times using my listening skills until I was set and memorized the piece. The day came. As I started and continue to perform the piece, I remember feeling very insecure, which grew into cold feet, and the cold sensation started rising up towards my knees. I recall skipping a few measures of the middle section of this piece, because I had a memory lapse. This experience felt like receiving a bite from a poisonous snake without even knowing that happened. Afterwards, I went to my piano teacher’s office on campus, and told him how I felt. From then on, I learned the lesson that memory by listening is not always dependable. Therefore, analyzing a piece for memorization is more practical, because this action will help create a mental map in one’s memory. Though there is no guarantee of a perfect performance, there will be a feeling of peace, knowing that the work was done.