Music Practice Tips

Practice VS Homework?

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It’s that time of year again!  I’m seeing photos pop up on Facebook and Instagram of my friends’ children ready for their first day of school — backpacks on, fresh new outfits, big smiles. And while these courageous kids may be a little nervous to tackle a new year, it’s often the parents who feel more overwhelmed when school starts up again... Read More

 

Deliberate Practice Makes Perfect

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Everybody knows that if you want to be better at anything, you need to practice. Most people would also agree that while practicing is good, practicing... Read More

 

The Art of Effective Practicing

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When I was a university music student, my daily practice requirements were three hours per day, five or six days a week. My personal goal was fifteen hours a week, or 2-4 hours on weekdays—more than I ever worked in a part-time job up to that point in my life. And in preparation for a recital, I upped it to...