They say it takes 21 days to form a habit, so why don't we all take until Easter to see what we can do?! I'm on day two of my new practising schedule and so far so good!
Here are some tips to get you started:
Move your piano to a key location in your home.
Practising can be a solitary activity, so get other family members involved, by letting them hear your beautiful music! Parents, never miss the opportunity to compliment your child's music and get them to play it again! Ex: "Johnny, I LOVE the way you played Mister Bluebird today, could you play it for me one more time?"
Break up practising into small sections.
My three hours of practising seems daunting, but I break it up into a morning session and an evening session. The morning is great for scales and warmups and the evening is the optimal time for pieces and memorization, give it a try!
Have a fun practise day.
Though I love Beethoven and Bach I sometimes love to play some Adele and sing along (some of my other fav's include John Denver, the Beatles and Billy Joel for the older crowd!:) ) Don't resist this! Have a day where you/your child can play old favourites or something popular.
Stay tuned for some more ideas next week. I'd love to hear how you plan to schedule and improve practising this week!