How I found the #100daysofpractice challenge

On Tuesday 25th August 2020 I completed the #100daysofpractice challenge and wow what a complete rollercoaster that was.  What is the #100daysofpractice challenge? This challenge is all about an artist, usually a musician, posting a video of them practising for 100 days straight without stopping. The video is posted on either Instagram or Facebook. I chose … Read more

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What is the importance of slow practice?

I don’t know about you but this covid-19 crisis has got me working at a million miles an hour. With a full teaching schedule, baby twins and my own practice to do, there really seems to be no respite from the craziness! Work life is very much blending into home life and it seems impossible … Read more

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10 ways to keep your scales practice fun!

Following on from last week’s post about why we should practise our scales, I thought it might be nice to look at how we can keep this fun! If you haven’t had a chance to read last week’s, take a look now. Playing your instrument should always be enjoyable even if we are practising something that … Read more

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Why are scales important in my music practice?

Scales… the mere mention of this word can be enough to make some students tremble in their boots! So why should I practice my scales?  There are in fact many good reasons for learning your scales. Scales are the fundamental building blocks of any musician’s technique and allow a student to develop whilst removing all other … Read more

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10 ways to create an effective practice schedule!

Practising is hard and once the initial excitement of learning something new has worn off, how do we keep ourselves motivated? The only way to do this is to create an effective practice schedule. So how can I create an effective practice schedule? keep it fun Make sure that your practice doesn’t become a chore! … Read more