Practice & Motivation blog posts

Teach music confidently without the stress

TTTV030: Practice, Motivation and Mindset with Michael Griffin

You asked and I listened! The number one requested topic from my recent survey, was how to get students motivated to practice. There’s a good reason this is the top concern for piano teachers worldwide, because when students don’t practise, they don’t progress. So, how do we get our students to practice? When students are ... TTTV030: Practice, Motivation and Mindset with Michael Griffin

Piano Practice and Motivation

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?

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?

Voyeuristic Practice?! How watching other performers can make you a better player.

I was watching a TV program last week called “Test your brain“, a series developed by National Geographic Channel which explores how the mind works. The first episode was all about memory (interesting enough for musicians), but the second episode entitled, “You won’t believe your eyes”, really got me thinking about the effect of visual ... Voyeuristic Practice?! How watching other performers can make you a better player.