Practice, Practice, Practice.

The most important part of music study takes place at home, not just at the lesson. 

At home, the student tries out new ideas, sings or plays their assignment as specified, plays old songs, and has fun experimenting with something the coach has not assigned. 

Studies have shown that maximum retention occurs if practice takes place within 24 hours or less after the lesson. The longer a student waits, the harder it will be to remember what was taught.

Whether you are the student, or a parent of a student, it is important that you are encouraging practice time. Practice is probably not on your priority list but we recommend that it is. Your coach is available for you as well. Have a goal for your practice times. Talk with your coach and see what they suggest you be working on for the week. 

If you are having trouble with a certain part of a song, practice it for 5-10 minutes. If you still can’t master it, try it again the next day. Again, your coach is there to help you master your instrument and will give you extra tools as well.

At the John Henny Music Academy, we’re always here to answer any questions you have. Don’t hesitate to let us know.

Happy practicing!