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Practicing Resources

Claire Allen

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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

Online Resources:
The Bulletproof Musician

What other resources for practicing would you recommend? Share in the comments below!

Also, you can follow 28 Days of Practice on Twitter (@claire_violin) and Instagram (claire_violin)! #28daysofpractice


From Tom Holzman
Posted on October 23, 2013 at 12:55 PM
Thanks. This is a good list. I am sure others will have views on this.
From Claire Allen
Posted on October 23, 2013 at 2:54 PM
Thanks to Laurie for her help with the links! :-)
From Francis DeAsis
Posted on October 23, 2013 at 4:03 PM
The Inner Game of Music by Barry Green and Tim Gallwey is also a great one.

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