Practice Help

 Practice Help

 

Practice can be a struggle for those learning to play an instrument at any age. We have put together some helpful tips and resources on this page to help you navigate adding practice to you or your childs busy schedules. Below you will find links to some helpful webpage articles on the importance of practice and how to more easily incorporate it into your life. 

 

The Truth About Piano Lessons 

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8 Truths for Parents of Music Students

Tips for Parents of Young Musicians

 

Practice vs. Playing

Practice involves goals and an action plan.

Playing only has one goal: getting to the end of the song.

Practice Charts

Practice Charts

We have many goal orientated practice charts for all ages, levels, abilities and learning styles to help keep students on track. Please click on the appropriate link below for a printable PDF of a practice chart for each level:

 

Preschool & Prelude Piano: color one for each day practice is completed!

 

Prelude and Bastien Piano: One check or sticker per item per day (two weeks). 

 

RCM and Norton: One check or sticker per item per day (two weeks). 

 

 For young students: To keep track of how many times a song has been played place 5 small objects on one side of the piano and each time the song is played move one item to the opposite side.

Vocal Exercises

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For a printable PDF of the exercises above please follow this link: Vocal Exercises

Vocal Exercises for Very Young Singers

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 For a printable PDF of the exercises above please follow this link: Vocal Exercises for Very Young Singers