During my brainstorming, the following themes came through: technique, ear/rhythm/sight-reading, and practice frequency. To be honest, those are the key themes every year, but these are areas I really want my students to shine in this year. So, I had to tweak the student challenges and incentives a bit.
The bottom line is that it’s not how much time you practise on your instrument for, but how you manage your practice time, and how often. You can save a lot of time in the long run if you have a practice plan and goals, and if you have ideas on how to reach them.
The Looping Drill is one of my favourite drills since it can be used at any stage of music mastery.
This is my fave piano warm-up these days: arpeggios.
Some times and links to help you organize your music practice schedule.
Let's talk about summertime music practicing, shall we?
Many music students take a break from music lessons in the summer. These are some fun ways musicians can retain their skills and knowledge over the summer.