Lessons have begun again and I am looking forward to all of the wonderful music we will be learning and creating over this term! To start things off the best possible way a reminder about a very important subject - practice! Here is a very good article for parents along with an infographic which has excellent advice.
I expect on average 5 days of practice, with 3 as a minimum. An ideal would be every day! Completing weekly goals will ensure progress and success. Using a notebook is very important for this and I am ordering some practice planner notebooks. However, if you just remember this quote from the renowned music educator Shinichi Suzuki, you won't go wrong!
You don't have to practice every day
We will also keep a running total for the whole studio. I'm included in this as I'll be taking part in a 40 piece challenge with teachers from all over the world. Watch out for my recordings on youtube!
Alison is a classical pianist, teacher, and composer running a thriving piano studio in Surrey, South East of England.