Many thanks to PCS violin and piano instructor, Katie Klipp, for sharing this fun practice idea – perfect for our summer students working through our Wild West Practice Contest!
Technique exercise don’t necessarily place very highly on anyone’s to-do list, but in order of importance, there’s not much that outrank them! If your looking for some motivation to get out those technique books […]
Practicing scales brings a host of thoughts and feelings to mind for any pianist. For some it’s enjoyable, for others not so much–frustration and annoyance better describes their personal opinion. No matter which camp […]
Have you ever been in a situation where your child continues to make the same mistakes over and over because he/she finds it amusing? While your child obviously enjoys playing around and making “funny […]
There’s an old adage that says “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” For musicians this quaint little saying means a great deal. We all know the importance of having goals, […]
Define it for me please! According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, practice means “to perform or work at repeatedly so as to become proficient; to train by repeated exercises.” Simply put, it means to do […]
Staying musically in shape over the summer can require an extra large helping of self-discipline! So many things can come up that seem to be so much more enjoyable than practicing…However, if you and […]