Effective Practive & Motivation
Below are some of the many different aspects involved in learning
how to practice effectively.
I believe that motivation is the key to progress. What motivates
you? Are you working towards a specific goal such as a performance,
an audition, a competition or a recording session? Perhaps you
would like to participate in an informal recital, a masterclass
or a group class. Perhaps you would like to make a recording to
give to someone as a gift. Discuss these and other ideas with
your teacher. Once you've decided on a long term goal, it's a
good idea to try to break it up into a series of short and realistic
Try visualizing yourself accomplishing your goals. Try to set
aside a certain time during each day to pursue your goals. Stay focused.
Believe in yourself. Enjoy the process, not just the end result.
Some people get inspired from listening to certain recordings
and/or attending live performances. What inspires you?