Always on the hunt for new ideas for creative music practice, here are some resources that I’ve recently discovered:
Choose practice tasks instead of playing from the beginning to the end. This is a good activity for young students with short pieces.
- For this activity, grab some popsicle sticks.
- Have the student write a different practice strategy on each stick.
- When practicing, choose six sticks, one at a time, and practice the way indicated on the stick. These are some ideas to get you started.
- Roll a dice (or two), begin playing from that measure number.
- Play every-other note.
- Play all the write notes but in a different octave than written.
- After all six strategies have been used, go on to the next piece.
Incentives for Practicing and Studio Challenges
These are from the website for Teach Piano Today, but can be modified for flutists. They are so cute!
The TeachPianoToday.com Blog is filled with lots of great ideas for teachers and students. Be sure to check them out!
studio November 2018
My other blog posts on creative practice ideas
For more of my ideas on creative, fun practice, click on these blog posts:
What makes practicing fun for you? How do you motivate your child to practice? Comment below with your ideas. Thanks!