Effective Practive & Motivation

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Below are some of the many different aspects involved in learning how to practice the piano effectively.

Environment | Goals | Musical Form | Rhythm | Fingering | Pedal | Posture & Tension | Method | Motivation | Memory

Finding the time to practice is difficult for most students and perhaps even more so for adult students. Many adults have difficulty rationalizing the time they spend away from family, work, and all the millions of other things that always need to be done. Music is a wonderful way of connecting with our inner, private world. Music can and should be shared, but first it helps to make the connection from within. I believe there are invaluable results that come from the connection we make with music. If you feel drawn to pursuing the piano, do so without guilt -the people around you will share the benefits of your enthusiasm.

Try to make time by setting aside a specific part of each day that you can devote to your piano practice. Don't be afraid to ask for support from your family and friends; declare a communication blackout - decide not to respond to phone calls, email or instant messages between certain periods of time!

Practicing should be goal oriented; set very realistic and specific goals.

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