Bulletproof Your Practice - Thursday, 6/11 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Presented by Dr. James Zellers
-Getting the most of every minute of practice--ie: learning how to correctly access whats wrong with a passage (whether its finger technique related, air related, phrase related) and applying the most effective practice technique for that problem (ie rhythms, marks on the page to help the eye, strategic breaths, etc)
-Effective warming up can speed up your practice--a great PSA for practicing scales and arpeggios since all of music is made up of snippets of these ("every time you practice a scale, you are practicing every piece that has that scale in it")
-Planning out your practice day--sometime getting your basic work done (long tones, scales, etc) earlier in the day can free your mind to focus on what you need to get done in your practice session
-Knowing what to practice--read the whole piece through, target harder passages for you, practice those effectively, put those parts back into the whole before your lesson/rehearsal
-Knowing when to stop practicing, how to effectively "start up" where you left off practicing--ie setting daily/weekly goals, "beat your metronome score from yesterday by 1" etc.