Recital prep can be a stressful time for students & their families. The pressure to play things perfectly can lead to tears & parents wondering if it’s all worth it. NOT what we want on their mind around registration season. Instead, wouldn’t it be great to keep things light & fun while you prepare students …
Practice time. It’s either the bane or joy of each teacher & student’s existence. In my studio, I always am looking for fun piano practice ideas so between lessons is a joy … not a struggle. Otherwise, I know it won’t happen.
Practice. It is a necessary part of learning any new skill. But, practice made fun? Really?
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I’m not talking about kids jingle belling or carolling out in the snow. It’s time to head back into the music studio! And that means getting things ready for student success … including having a multi-faceted approach to practice strategies in place.
Students love apps. They don’t typically love practice time though. So, what are the best apps for practice time? P.S. This list will not cover online programs (i.e. Tonara, etc.) since each teacher has a different system for running their studio.
You know that most of the time your student spends with their instrument is not with you. This leads to an interesting challenge for music teachers. Teaching how to practice during lesson time … without holding students back from new repertoire.