Amateur musicians practice their music until they play it right. Great musicians practice their music until they can't play it wrong.
Have you been told to sit down and practice?
What does that mean exactly? Well, in this course you'll learn EXACTLY what it means to sit down and practice, down to the exact steps you'll take from the start of your practice session until the end. You'll be an expert at how to Practice Music Right!
If your child is struggling with less-than-happy performances or disappointing chair test results, often it's a sign that they aren't practicing the music right. Fortunately, this is a learnable skill and one that will make a HUGE difference in your child's happiness and success with their instrument.
In this course, you will learn:
- What are the best practice habits
- How to watch out for bad habits that can sneak in and ruin a practice session
- How to plan your practice sessions to squeeze in the most results in less time
- What FIVE required steps every practice session must have (Without these you might be wasting your time!)
- How to play the hard parts (and not skip over them hoping no one will notice!)
- How to play fast when you need to (HINT: Play SLOW to play FAST!)
- How to build up your music-playing endurance
- .. and most of all, how to play your music PERFECTLY EVERY SINGLE TIME when it counts! Yes, you really can!
Music teachers love Practice Music Right!
“I genuinely find the course very educating and informing. I believe any new music student should watch it regardless of their instrument of choice. It's a great starting guide for everyone.” - Adam G., music instructor for cello and piano.
I've been playing cello since I was 6 years old. I had been focused on becoming a professional performance cellist into college where I changed my focus from performance to engineering studies. The lessons I learned training to be a performance cellist have helped me in pursuit of every one of my goals since:
- How to break apart complex concepts to make them simpler and digestible
- How to isolate each part of the whole and learn what's required
- How to put the pieces back together again
These are the same skills I teach in Practice Music Right, step by step, so that your child can benefit from what I learned while training intensely to be a performance cellist.
I owe a great deal of my success to Donald Lummus, my music teacher for many years. I will always be grateful to the years we spent working together.
StartThank you! (1:15)
StartBefore we begin...
StartIntroduction and What to Expect (1:49)
StartHow long will it take before my child improves? (1:45)
StartHow often should my child practice? (0:59)
StartHow long should each practice session be? (2:25)
StartHow can I help encourage my child to practice? (0:51)
StartSetting Good Goals
StartScheduling your practices (1:15)
StartHow long should I practice? (1:03)
StartSetting up the perfect practicing environment (5:44)
StartWhat gear you need for your practice session (2:16)
StartWhat does "practice" mean, and how to start right (4:51)
StartWhy scales and arpeggios matter (2:06)