The Importance of practice
‘Don’t practice until you get it right – practice until you can’t get it wrong’
The author of this inspirational quote may be unknown, but the sentiment is a good one for anyone learning an instrument. Practice doesn’t always make perfect - but what it does do is give the student the chance to achieve a better musical understanding, become a better piano player and ultimately enjoy their progress and achievement.
Musical instruments are difficult things to learn, and the piano is no exception. It does require some hard work on the part of the student, and a commitment to regular practice.
I ask that all my students keep a practice log, and hope parents will take an active role in the encouragement of their children. As a teacher, I help students by giving them practice guidance and outlines of what I think will be manageable, desired, and importantly, enjoyable.