If you are a Nashville area music student who has made more practice time your goal this year, this post is for you! We know practicing is how you get to Carnegie Hall, but how you spend your practice time is as important as your length of practice time. QUALITY practice time is easy to achieve if you incorporate these 3 steps below.

3 Steps to QUALITY Practice Time

If you are a Nashville area music student who has made more practice time your goal this year, this post is for you! We know practicing is how you get to Carnegie Hall, but how you spend your practice time is as important as your length of practice time. QUALITY practice time is easy to achieve if you incorporate these 3 steps below.

1. Timing is Everything. WHEN you practice is directly related to how effective your practice session is. Have a shorter attention span? Try setting a timer and working for 10 minutes. When the timer goes off, take a break for 1-2 minutes and then go back to practicing. No one said you have to practice for 30-40 minutes in one sitting. If you cannot focus on the task at hand for that long, break up your practicing. Another tip is to schedule your practice time. Write down when you can practice and stick to your schedule. If you can make practicing part of your weekly routine, practice sessions can become a habit and not a chore.

2. Set Goals. HAVE an idea of what you want to accomplish for every practice session. The goal you set does not have to be a big one; little goals are still goals. Maybe your goal is to be able to play the first eight measures without mistakes. Focusing on that one goal gives your practice time a purpose and makes QUALITY practicing easier to achieve. Setting practice goals also leads to a greater sense of accomplishment when you tackle your goals and a greater sense of pride in all you accomplish.

3. Record and Review. Keep track of your practice time; make a chart, keep a practice notebook, whatever works! Write down when you practice, how long your session was, what your goal for the practice session was, and if it was accomplished. Keep track of what works and what doesn’t. Having a record of your practice sessions allows for you to keep track of your progress and inspire you to set bigger goals!

And there you have it: three steps that you can take to spend more QUALITY time with your instrument. Looking for other ways to take your musical talent to the next level? Make sure you read our blog post on other musical goals you can set this year!

 

                                                                                                                                     

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