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10 Tips for Practicing Your Music

Are You a Musician or Music Student?

Are you a musician? Maybe you are learning a new musical instrument – possibly even at our Boston CCE Music School, which starts up again in September. The following suggestions may help make your practice sessions more enjoyable.

music student practicing fiddle

NPR Article Offers Music Practice Tips

NPR Music republished an article “10 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice” originally posted by Anastasia Tsioulcas, Associate Producer, NPR Music, September 03, 2013.

Music Practice Tips Summary

Here are the highlights, but be sure to check out the full NPR article; it is full of ideas to help inspire you or to help your child enjoy more rewarding practice sessions.

  1. Find somewhere quiet.
  2. Have your supplies nearby.
  3. Technology can be an amazing aid.
  4. Begin with the end in mind: Have a goal for each practice session before you start playing.
  5. Map a practice session out like a workout.
  6. Practice smarter, not necessarily longer.
  7. Don’t always start at the beginning every time.
  8. Challenge yourself — physically.
  9. Practice away from your instrument.
  10. Reward hard work — in positive ways — to help your brain automate good habits.

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2013/09/03/216906386/10-easy-ways-to-optimize-your-music-practice

Áine Minogue – Music of the Winter Solstice and Christmas Concert

Áine Minogue – Music of the Winter Solstice and Christmas Concert

O’Carolan harp tune at Boston College

This is not a current event, it’s just a quiet little tune for you to enjoy.

It’s from the Gaelic Roots Series, Dec. 8, 2011, Music of the Winter Solstice and Christmas Concert by Irish harpist and singer  Áine Minogue at Boston College. It was part of the Gaelic Roots Music, Song, Dance, Workshop, and Lecture Series. http://www.bc.edu/gaelicroots

Holiday Concert Features CCE Boston Music School

CCE Holiday Concert features Boston Comhaltas Music School students and teachers Saturday, December 7th 4-6PM, in Melrose

Christmas Music

The Music School students and teachers will be presenting a Holiday Concert on Saturday, December 7th from 4-6PM at the First United Methodist Church, 645 Main Street, Melrose, MA (map) You can find directions to the event on the church website.

Print a flyer CCE Holiday Concert 2013.

All teachers are invited to perform with students who are willing to do so! Also, this will be the debut performance of Realta Geala!!