Make A Plan
Plan out what you want to achieve from your practice. This is just as important for a quick 5 minute practice as it is for a big session. Set yourself some really specific targets – and then figure out what you need to practice to achieve this. Ask your teacher to help you plan your practice and set your goals.
Set The Stage
Treat your practise like a performance – make sure you have all the equipment and resources you need ready for a great practice. Find a space that feels comfortable, and aim to remove as many distractions as possible. Taking the time to get your space ready will save you time in the long run!
Practicing can sometimes feel frustrating – This is something all musicians go through , but going into your practice with positivity , enthusiasm and determination will help you overcome challenges. Mental preparation is just as important as physical preparation – in the same way that it’s great to set the stage , it is key that you set yourself up for quality practise.
Allow yourself to make mistakes and celebrate them! Music isn’t a destination , its a journey that you’ve chosen to go on. Enjoy the ride , and remember that every time you pick up your instrument , you’re stepping into the footprints of your musical heroes. Music is a language , a form of communication , and nothing this wonderful happens quickly!