5 Surprising Ways to Grow Practice Motivation Have you ever felt like a lone wolf in the practice room? Or like the repertoire you’re playing didn’t really connect with the rest of your daily life? If we have felt it, no doubt our students have too. I think these feelings are 2 big reasons students ... 5 Surprising Ways to Grow Practice Motivation
Unstructured Practice: Giving Students Time to Doodle
by Tim Topham
Welcome back to the first post of 2017! I hope you had a great break and are looking forward to the teaching year ahead. There have been lots of reports recently about a sudden awareness that our children have lost the opportunity to experience boredom. While most adults will fondly remember their childhoods spent roaming the streets on their ... Unstructured Practice: Giving Students Time to Doodle
Hello, Practising the Piano readers! A warm welcome to dev.topmusic.co, a place dedicated to teaching piano differently and supporting creativity and innovation in music education. I hope you enjoyed reading my article: Making Practice Stick on Graham’s blog today. I had a lot of fun putting it together and hope it’s been valuable in your thinking about effective practice. I’ve ... Making Practice Stick
What The Research Says About Piano Practice and Motivation [Book Review]
by Tim Topham
I’ve learnt a few things about piano practice and motivation in my time as a musician and music teacher. Here are some of them: The most important thing we can teach our students is how to practice effectively Students need to be taught about practice methods including spaced practice, chunking, interleaved practice, etc. We all need to ... What The Research Says About Piano Practice and Motivation [Book Review]
Piano Practice Guides for Motivating Students [Free Resources]
by Roberta Wolff
Have you ever wondered how a student’s practice diary or assignment book can best support their development as a musician or if there’s even any point in writing things down each week? Have you ever wondered if there are better ways that you can guide your students to practise effectively during the week? Many of us ... Piano Practice Guides for Motivating Students [Free Resources]
Do you have trouble getting your students to practise? Do you struggle to help your students make progress because they seem so over-scheduled? If this sounds like you, then Practice & Motivation month is going to be a huge help in your studio. "Getting kids to practice" was the single biggest frustration that teachers mentioned in my recent survey so stay tuned for podcasts and articles from industry leaders, teachers and authors that will give you ideas and strategies to that you can immediately implement in your studio.
Flipped Practice: Can YouTube encourage effective practice?
by Paul Myatt
You’ve probably all heard about the “Flipped Classroom” and “Flipped Learning”. But what about about “Flipped Practice”? Just last week one of my students who is in year 6 at school (11 years old) and about to complete his Grade 4 piano was given a chord chart for the Jazz band at school. Even though I’m ... Flipped Practice: Can YouTube encourage effective practice?
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