- 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.
- Practice Smart
Practice at the time of day that you maintain focus. For young children, several short periods throughout the day is best.
- 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.
- 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.
- Make Practicing Fun
After practicing your assignment, play some music that you really enjoy.
- 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.