The 101 tips included in the book are brief, to the point, relevant, creative, and can be put into practice (no pun intended!) immediately. Tracy has put together a wonderful list of practice tips and has organized them into sections such as:
*"The Top Ten Things You Can Do Right Now"
*"How to Encourage Good Quality Practice"
*"All Practice Does Not Need to be at the Piano"
This book even includes tips from kids and tips from parents!
There are tips about having fun, creating a great practice environment, encouraging students to practice more, including grandparents as practice helpers, seeking opportunities for your child to perform, and many more. I've already put quite a few of her suggestions onto my list to encourage my own students, and I'm excited to see the looks on their faces when I have them do some of the fun tips such as wearing a special practicing hat :)
I've recommended this book to all of my piano families, and I hope you do too! Whether you're a music teacher, a parent who plays an instrument, a parent who doesn't play an instrument, a grandparent, or someone who is involved with a child or teen who is taking lessons, this is a great book to add to your virtual bookshelf, and it is full of a variety of tips to have up your sleeve :)
Tracy has generously offered to give away a copy of her book to one of my readers!
To be entered in the drawing, scroll down to the bottom of this post and leave a comment about practicing: "What is your own favorite practice tip? Share a tip that you use when practicing or a tip that is a favorite of your students." Then complete your entry by using the Rafflecopter below. The drawing will take place on Thursday, January 16. All entries must be received by Wednesday, January 15. The winner will be contacted via email and must respond by Friday, January 17 to claim the prize.
Thanks, and good luck!
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