...On Practicing Well

Length & Frequency

  • Length = Practice time per day.
  • Frequency = How many practice days per week.
1.  Determine together with your teacher according to age & goals 
     >> example: a 5 year old may only need 10-15min/day
2.  The Overall Goal should be for them to enjoy/love it, not hate it

A Simple Plan for Daily Success

1.  FIRST... Break the Ice: do Something Fun!
2.  WORK: Somethings(s) you need to work on
3.  FUN: Something you ENJOY!
4.  WORK: Something(s) you need to work on
5.  FUN: Something you ENJOY!
      (Keep Alternating until you're done with your time!)
LAST... ALWAYS finish with your favorite thing from that day!

Help for Specific Instruments...

Violin...

WORK:
1. Tonalization & scales
2. Sight Reading
3. Solo Pieces (memorization)

FUN: Your favorite piece/song to play

Guitar...

WORK:
1. Scales & Chords
2. Sight Reading
3. Riffs & Solo Pieces (memorization)

FUN: Your favorite piece/song to play

Piano...

WORK:
1. Scales & Chords
2. Sight Reading
3. Riffs & Solo Pieces (memorization)

FUN: Your favorite piece/song to play

Drums...

WORK:
1.  Metronome Beats (set) & Rudiments (snare)
2.  Sight Reading
3.  Songs (set) & Solo Pieces (snare)

FUN: Your favorite piece/song to play

Voice...

WORK:
1.  Warm-ups
2.  Tongue Twisters
3.  Vocalize the song
    - Sing with Tall Vowels
      > sing with "Muh" or "Lah"
    - Sing with your articulators
      > sing with "Tah" or "Buh"
    - Sing with Your Tummy (diaphragm)

FUN: Your favorite song to sing

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