Category Archives: Practice tips

How do I practice the piano? An e-Book with lots of helpful advice and tips by Graham Fitch.

The mantra of “daily practice” is firmly embedded in my students’ minds but you need to practice effectively in order to see progress. It’s all very well sitting at the piano playing something incorrectly every day and thinking that you … Continue reading

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Ways to encourage music practice during school holidays

During the school holidays I encourage students to practice daily where possible. The format of practice can be varied so that even if you are away from home, you can be doing something musical every day.  Here are some examples … Continue reading

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The Suzuki 100 Day Practice Challenge – 93 days to go!

We made it through the first week of the 100 Day Practice Challenge. There weren’t any tanrums which is encouraging, and I only had to use Jelly Tot bribery on one occasion. Only 13 more weeks to go!  

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Our journey through the 100 Days of Practice challenge.

Tessa gave me and my three year old the 100 Days of Practice Challenge at her second cello lesson on Saturday 8th of October. At first I thought “Heck, how on earth are we going to manage that?” as my daughter spends … Continue reading

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Should you be practising the piano right now? Here’s a simple chart to help you decide!

  Thanks to Fran from The Cross Eyed Pianist for this via Oddquartet.com

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BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG: Supporting Children’s Instrumental Learning

Here’s some advice on how to get the most out of your piano lessons and what you can do at home to support your child’s learning. This advice is from Rhinegold’s Parent’s Guide to Music Education. 1) Ensure your child has … Continue reading

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Don’t mention the ‘P’ word! Tips on practising the piano and other instruments from David Barton

David Barton is our latest guest blog author and has written this informative article on how to help your child efficiently practice their musical instrument. Based in Lichfield, Staffordshire, David offers tuition in flute, piano, singing, music theatre, music theory, … Continue reading

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Practicing the piano – how to encourage your child to practice daily.

Any pianist, whether 5 or 50, requires daily practice and I ask all my students for a commitment to practice as often as they can each week. The progress that is made by students that practice all their scheduled work … Continue reading

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