Saturday, February 3, 2018

Practice, in a nutshell

A cold winter, indeed.  Perfect weather to stay indoors and practice!  Learning to play the piano takes time, takes focus.  You’re not going to get it the first read through.  As a teacher, I like to challenge my students to work a little harder, extend the hand a bit, learn a more involved rhythm.  Sometimes it can be frustrating.  I review practice techniques at every lesson in order to demonstrate how to go about practicing between lessons.  You don’t want to start at the beginning and play straight through.  No, no.  Work in sections, a little at a time.  When you feel comfortable with the different sections, then try playing straight through.  Oh, what an improvement!

Okay, so what are you waiting for?  Oh, baby, it's cold outside.  Go practice!

No comments:

Post a Comment