Vacation Practice Tips

Seasons greetings!

This final week for lessons in 2017. My students will have two weeks of no lessons during winter vacation. Nonetheless, my students and I will still be practicing every day. Perhaps this is a good time to check in with our practice and invigorate it with some new ideas.

My friend Lea Pearson is one of the most creative and talented musicians I know. She is also an expert in the Alexander Technique. I encourage you to check out her website.

This week, Lea Pearson posted a wonderful video on her Facebook page. Click here to watch her Live Video on practicing.

A few of Lea’s ideas that resonate with me:

  1. For travel, photocopy the music so you don’t have to take the whole book.
  2. Use colors to mark the music.
  3. Look for patterns.
  4. Employ all the senses.
  5. Find freedom and relaxation.
  6. Embodied learning.

Thanks, Lea, for the new ideas.

Happy Holidays, dear friends!



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