Practicing effectively is what everyone who learn how to play an instrument should aim for. It becomes even more important for adult students to have their practice to be as efficient and effective as possible, as they don’t have much … Read more
How to Memorize Music 5 Times Faster
If you’re like the vast majority of students, you probably have a hard time memorizing music. For almost everyone, memorizing should not be difficult or frustrating. That’s right, memorizing music, or anything else for that matter, is only hard if … Read more
How We Help and Hinder the Development of Learners’ Independence
Skillful teachers have developed the ability to take learners from the first conception of a goal to its accomplishment in shorter and shorter periods of time, with fewer and fewer errors on the learners’ part and with increasing satisfaction and … Read more
How Many Hours a Day Should You Practice?
2 hours? 4 hours? 8 hours? 12 hours?
How much is enough?
Is there such a thing as practicing too much?
Is there an optimal number of hours that one should practice?
What Do Performers Say?
Some of the great … Read more
How Effective Is Mental Practice, Really?
The great pianist Arthur Rubinstein is said to have learned Franck’s Symphonic Variations by engaging in mental practice on a long train trip, playing it on a piano for the first time at the first rehearsal.
Is this just … Read more