Practice Tips @ “The Practice Notebook” blog

I was recently introduced to “The Practice Notebook” blog, created by flautist Zara Lawler.  She has tons of excellent tips for practicing efficiently, no matter what instrument you play.  Most notably, I found some excellent blog posts about her method of memorizing music.  In my experience, many teachers have their students memorize their pieces, but very few teachers actually teach how to memorize.  I am thrilled to find this blog that lays out a specific step-by-step method.  I am taking her suggestions to heart as I prepare my piano pieces for my midterm next week!

I hope write my own post with my own tips for memorizing music as well, but specific to piano music.  Watch for it coming soon!

Joy Morin is a piano teacher in northwest Ohio (United States) who enjoys keeping her teaching fresh with new ideas and resources. serves as a journal of her adventures in piano teaching as well as a place to exchange ideas and resources.

Joy has blogged 1142 posts here.

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  1. Posted 13 March 2010 at 2:07 am | Permalink

    Through all my years playing flute in school, I don’t think we ever received information on how to practice or how to memorize. This is such a valuable tool for people who wish to improve their skills.
    .-= Julie@ Student Flute´s last blog ..Student Flutes Online =-.

  2. Posted 13 March 2010 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    It seems a shame doesn’t it?? I’m guilty of this myself. Students are told to practice and to memorize, but aren’t always told HOW to!

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