Written by Claire Allen
Published: October 23, 2013 at 2:38 AM [UTC]
This project is designed for students at every level, from the five-year-olds in my beginning class (and their parents), to professionals. The reflection questions are very open-ended and relevant to all, and often, modifications are given for the more advanced practicer. For example, during Week 2: Putting In The Time, students are challenged to practice every single day. However, for a student who already practices on a daily basis, they might have a goal of practicing for a certain amount of time every day.
I also want to list some supplemental resources that students and parents may find helpful as they prepare to explore the world of their practicing:
For Parents of Young Students (12 and under):
Helping Parents Practice, by Edmund Sprunger
For Independent Practicers (Teens and up):
Practicing for Artistic Success, by Burton Kaplan
The Musician's Way, by Gerald Klickstein
Practice, by Simon Fischer
The Bulletproof Musician
What other resources for practicing would you recommend? Share in the comments below!
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Thanks. This is a good list. I am sure others will have views on this.
The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green and Tim Gallwey is also a great one.