practice Tag

by Robert Fisher, Catoctin School of Music As more concert venues and performance opportunities emerge, some musicians may find themselves somewhat “out of practice” when it comes to performing live, on stage, in front of others. Here are a few common yet important tips and reminders for performers and audience members alike in preparation for the next performance you attend! This by no means is a...

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by Jamey Mann, Catoctin School of Music   Every musician comes to the point where they become very busy. A robust teaching schedule, consistent gigging, performance jobs, or continuing education can make finding time to practice difficult even for accomplished musicians (yes, we must still practice). This is true for adult students as well. In fact, it is more important for students still learning the instrument to...

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by Jamey Mann, Catoctin School of Music What is your New Years resolution? This is a common question around this time of year. I often find it an annoying question as no one really takes their resolution(s) seriously and many give up within weeks to months of the new year. Although most of the time it is just part of conversation, it can be a lot...

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by Jamey Mann, Catoctin School of Music With all disciplines there are many small/basic items that a student needs to utilize for success. These items are not the glamorous new instrument or sound effect, but the everyday, organizational office items that can make a huge difference in a students’ progress. These items include whole punches, tape, stapler, liquid paper, pencils, folder, sticky notes, etc. However, the most...

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by Robert Fisher, Catoctin School of Music Ask any seasoned music teacher what they view as one of the most critical elements for success in music lesson and the words “motivation” and “practice” will move to the top of the list. As the old saying goes, “the teacher opens the door, but the student must walk through it”. In a time where attention spans are seemingly...

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