More Practice Tips
More Practice Tips
“Practice makes perfect” is an old saying we’ve all heard as children. Music lessons are fun, education, and important, but how do we remember everything learned between lessons? A former choir director of mine, used to say “practice makes permanent.” I like to think that perfection is an unrealistic goal. We’re all human and we all make mistakes. So instead of stressing the importance of practicing for perfection, I think it’s more important to understand that we practice for the experience–to learn something and have fun! Check out these practice tips.
Optimize Your Practice
Don’t stress if you don’t follow the perfect practice schedule.
Choose a regular time of day to always practice, every day after dinner, every morning after breakfast, every weekday, every weekend, etc. Offer several short practice times during the day to see what works the best
If others are doing other things like watching TV or having tablet time, they might find it difficult to practice. Find a practice space that is separate from those distracting places.
Keep the instrument in a convenient place to practice. If it’s covered with laundry or papers or behind things, it’ll be difficult to begin practice.
Set practice or performance goals. Student will perform for a recital or family recital every Friday or once a month, for example.
Use sticker charts or just a calendar with check marks for a visual representation of the practice.
Find the fun and joy in practicing. Maybe have a short recital for the family, have the family practices together, or the student chooses what to practice.
Music Classes in Coumbus,Ohio
We like to keep music lessons, fun, relaxed and educational. You can choose from any number of instruments and instructors to meet your needs. Located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, we’re an easy commute from anywhere in the city.