Contests are curious things. We need to prepare for them well and be ready to soar or fail - and anything else in between. Being humble and open helps a lot, but that's really only a small part of it.
Listen to your tutor, take the comments in stride, and work towards the next, whatever that is. In your own way, you're already winning.
Bethany Bisaillion is a piper living in Ottawa, Canada. She performs, produces shows and loves to help others. Being loud and sometimes in a kilt is a way of life.