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Practice Techniques

  1. Make Practicing a Habit
    Treat practicing as part of your daily routine. Choose a consistent time that you will be able to practice everyday. Making it a habit of following your teacher’s assignment. At the end of your practice play something fun.
  2. Practice Smart
    Practice at the time of day that you maintain focus. For young children, several short periods throughout the day is best.
  3. Practice Repetition
    While practicing, focus on repetition. For example, play hands separately 5 times then together five times. Choose a short passage to play several times. This helps build muscle memory.
  4. Record Yourself Playing
    Often record yourself playing. Listen carefully to your recording in order to see if the recording matches the music you intended to create.
  5. Make Practicing Fun
    After practicing your assignment, play some music that you really enjoy.
  6. Peer Motivation
    Make it a point to listen to your peers play and /or have your peers listen to you. Provide feedback of one another’s performance.