wonderful advice for helping get kids get back into a practice routine, with the start of the new school year.Last week a parent offered some
Whether you are a student or not, the school year can provide structure for practice as kids and teachers get back on a fixed routine. But the school year is not the only thing that can provide that structure.
A work routine can also provide that structure around which to build a practice routine. For a lot of people, work has been greatly changed or disrupted, due to the pandemic, and that can make it harder to stick to a routine. If you have a routine that is working and it gets changed, the adjustment can be difficult.
If you find yourself without much structure in the day, that can almost be worse than having "no time to practice." A busy schedule somehow lends itself to scheduling things; and sometimes during long stretches of unscheduled time, nothing gets done!
Also, many of us do not have as many performing opportunities as before. Performing certainly provides inspiration for practicing. Of course, you can perform by posting online, and that can also motivate practice. But if there are no performances on the calendar, do you still keep to a practice routine?
How is your practice routine these days? Does it exist? Is it helped by the new school year? Has it needed to change? Is it hard to practice, with no performances? Or are you finding motivation in taking classes or other things? Please participate in the vote, and then share your ideas for staying motivated, keeping a routine or getting back on the wagon when it's hard to practice.
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