One thing that I routinely encounter in my studio are students who race through their pieces. Sure, they can play the right notes- sometimes- but they forget rhythms, fly through rests and sometimes even the most well-known song turns into a mess.
Practicing: Not One-Size-Fits-All For the next two weeks, our studio is running its annual “We Love to Practice” practice contest. We encourage all of our students to rack up as many practicing minutes as they can and those who practice the most are rewarded with gift cards. Practicing is the most discussed subject in conversations...
Is it possible to shift the thinking of younger music students? Is it possible to make their lessons seem less like a chore and more like a privilege? I think the answer to these questions is yes, and while it is not always the easiest task to accomplish, I think these 4 tips below will help shift your child's thinking and make practice sessions at home a little more peaceful.
We have spent a lot of time talking about how more practice is a good goal to set this year and how you can make your practice sessions more effective and even how parents can get involved with practice. Today, we're going to change things up a bit and talk about how practicing can be fun. I've found 3 "games" that you can incorporate into your practice sessions to make your time spent working more fun.
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.
Learning to play the violin undoubtedly requires consistent practice in between lessons for beginning violin students, but the mastering of correct playing posture is actually more important. At this early stage it is essential new students develop a concrete relationship with their instrument before musical advancement can begin to take effect.