Tag Archives: practice advice

No Candy! No Stickers! How to establish a proper piano practice routine

How to motivate students to practice

What is practicing? Studying and practicing are often looked at as memorization and drilling, that is performed over and over again until the information is seared into the brains. However, for most, memorization is an inefficient and stressful path to understanding and capability. Many studies have been conducted about piano and practice in general, and […]

Sight Reading as an Everyday Exercise

Sight-reading often appears to be one of the most important elements of a lesson, hence it must always be included in your lesson. Ear training, rhythm, creative and play at sight exercises are vital when you are growing a well-rounded and successful musician. Yet this type of activity is often neglected by many teachers. Even […]