The school routine is becoming a little more normal now, and we are becoming used to getting up early and going to bed early (I hope). Students are getting used to doing sports after school and homework after sports.
But how do you incorporate a new habit, say practicing piano, into your routine?
Forming new habits takes time and intentional thinking. Suzuki often reminded people that you have to practice a certain habit 10,000, 12,000, or maybe even 50,000 times before you master it. But if you never remember to work on the habit, how can you master it?
Sometimes all it takes is a little motivation. And this month, the motivation will be Fall into Music Practice Challenge! I heard about this idea from a teacher on Facebook, and the challenge was created by Shelly Davis, who hosts the Piano Parent Podcast.
Students who practice every day for 20 days will get a certificate, and I have passed out practice sheets to help them track their days.
And, as part of the greater musical community, teachers and students all over the country are participating in this challenge.
I am excited to see how this challenge influences the practicing habits of my students. Let's get started!
I am a piano teacher who loves teaching music and discussing personality styles. I also enjoy playing music with others, whether that is chamber music, piano duets, or singing in a choir. My favorite composers are Bach and Haydn.