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.
Some times and links to help you organize your music practice schedule.
Funny how changing a flat becomes a metaphor for knowing when to ask for help - with music, school and work.
Need a refresher on how to use the metronome?
Are you stuck between studying for tests and logging in much needed time on practicing technique? Try this idea that came up during one of my lessons last week.