Practise/Practice helps

Giant Action Cards – Beginner Violin game

I remember using some giant cards I would hold up to teach a song to a group of students.  The cards had things like ‘Sing Loud, Sing Soft, Ice-cream Lovers Sing, Stand up to Sing, Sit Down to Sing’ etc each with a different picture. I decided to make up my own set of giant &hellip Continue reading »

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Music Practise at home: Motivational charts and stickers

Why do I spell ‘Practise’ with an ‘s’ instead of a ‘c’?  Because practise with an ‘s’ is the verb whereas practice with the ‘c’ is the noun.  A verb is a doing word, and so our students/children should be physically practising rather than just talking about it. I’ve been putting up a few helpful &hellip Continue reading »

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Music practise at home – ‘three times in a row correct’ with sounds

Practise at home doesn’t have to become drudgery.  If you keep things fresh for your kids, they can absolutely love the time they spend with their instrument. My kids love to play their pieces 3 times through (each piece) and proudly ring one of the three bells I have sitting on top of my piano &hellip Continue reading »

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A little on the subject of practising and parents…

I found this article on a site called Piano253.com and it expresses what I feel about practising so well.  I feel it is so important to have parents on board with their child’s practise, to check if anything needs to be read or signed, perhaps take notes in your child’s lesson.  I even have parents record their child’s &hellip Continue reading »

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