Maximize your practice time using the Rule of 10’s…

How many times have you heard someone say this: “You have to practice hours a day in order to begin to make some progress and sound good.” It makes sense, right? I mean, how can you possibly get any better if you only put in a few minutes every day? Here’s the thing – if you want to be a world-class performer, then YES, you do need to put in the time. […]


7 Tips for Teachers to Get Today’s Students to Practice More

What can we do to get our students to practice more? Here’s some ideas that I have used or have heard other well-known teachers implement. Some of these ideas will take time, but are worth it in the long run… Get to know each of your students. This is a tall order, but showing interest in your students’ lives builds trust.  When you bring the conversation outside of music, it […]