We are excited to announce our new student resource, 'My Practice Diary'. There are many benefits of using 'My Practice Diary' as listed below:
‘Scale a Day’
Why are SCALES important you might say?
Well did you know that practicing SCALES will contribute to adding shape, expression, character, composing, improvisation and much more to your music. With ‘My Practice Diary’ your teacher can add a ‘Scale a Day’ which is perhaps related to one of your current pieces.
Whether your SCALE is a major, minor, lydian, mixolydian, dorian, phrygian, locrian, wholetone, pentatonic, blues scale... there is a ‘Scale a Day’ for us all!
It's important to be able to reflect on your lessons as a growing musician. Our diaries include a student feedback/questions box that you can write in after each lesson.
My Practice DIARY.
Why would you need a practice DIARY? After every lesson, how do you remember what to practice and the ways in which to approach your practice? Let us see what the Oxford Dictionary says about the word ‘DIARY’...
DIARY (from the Oxford Dictionary)
noun, plural di·a·ries.
1. A daily record, usually private, especially of the writer's own experiences, observations, feelings, attitudes, etc.
2. A book for keeping such a record.
3. A book or pad containing pages marked and arranged in calendar order, in which to note appointments and the like.
These are reasons to invest in ‘My Practice Diary’.
Some students find it a challenge to understand and memorise the building blocks of music - MUSIC THEORY. We have a progress bar integrated onto every page of our diary to help students remember those tricky symbols.
To become a well-rounded musician you need to have a wide range of SKILLS to help with learning and performing music. Throughout our diary there are little reminders of those all important SKILLS - a few examples include sight reading, memory, improvise, aural and technical.
'My Practice Diary' can be used by ALL MUSICIANS as a useful tool in their instrumental lessons. You can see a record of your weekly practice, get prepared for the next lesson and don’t forget to add a tick when you practice during the week.
So if you learn the flute, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, double bass, trumpet, trombone, tuba, castanets... 'My Practice Diary' was made for you.
Drum Kit version coming soon!
Learning an instrument boosts your CONFIDENCE when making friends and being part of a team. There are many helpful tips on how to achieve CONFIDENCE in our diary by combining practice and preparation.