Best Practice Advice EVER!
This is a great little 2-minute nugget for older students (like teens and adults) and works for many things beyond the violin. In fact, I have a cold this weekend and would rather be laying in bed all day but don't want to get too far behind so I just used this advice to clean my kitchen, finish my homework for my nursing program and walk my dog.
Below is a 2-minute video of some advice my teacher gave me in graduate school. It has served me well in all areas of my life.
Happy practicing and feel free to share your "best" practice advice in the comments below.
1/27/2019 10:52:12 am
Just 10 minutes more...
1/27/2019 03:17:18 pm
Wonderful - thanks Stacey!!!
1/27/2019 11:44:48 am
This is great Heather! I was told the same thing :) and it is great advice! And such a great life lesson. Thanks for sharing!
1/27/2019 03:18:03 pm
I love it, thanks so much for taking a moment to comment and for giving me a smile. All the best to you! Thanks,
1/28/2019 09:07:59 am
A professional mentor told me, after listening to me "run through" an etude (I was trying out violins for sale), "Play your etudes as if they are your [performance] pieces."
1/28/2019 10:28:17 am
Fantastic! I love this mindshift and invitation to fully integrate artistry into etudes. Thank you so much for passing this along!
1/28/2019 10:19:07 am
Heather, You inspire me. I actually have 22 cello students but can use so much of what you talk about and share on your website with my little cellists!
1/28/2019 10:29:03 am
Thank you! This really made my day. I am grateful to have this platform to connect and share. Best wishes,
1/29/2019 09:33:07 am
That's great, Heather! Thank you! Here's another one - When something seems really hard ... remember that you can do hard things! My own kids never liked when I said this to them, but it's true! Reminds me of the Winnie the Pooh quote "You're braver than you believe and stronger and smarter than you think."
1/30/2019 07:53:50 am
Milissa thank you so much for posting. I love this angle on helping us stay devoted to our practicing. It rings true for me. Wonderful comment, thanks again & best wishes Heather
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