5 Keys to Effective Music Practice

1. Duration Keep practice sessions limited to a length that allows you to stay focused. This may be as short as 10-20 minutes for younger students, and as long as 45-60 minutes for older individuals. 2. Timing Keep track of times during the day when you tend to have...

5 Easy Ways To Optimize Your Music Practice Sessions

These tips are effective for anyone who plays an instrument or sings. 1) Find somewhere quiet – This seems too obvious for words, but not only will you be far less likely to succumb to all sorts of distractions, but entering a special practice area, whether it’s...

How Many Minutes or Hours a Day Should I Practice Music?

2 hours? 4 hours? 8 hours? 12 hours? How much is enough? Is there such a thing as practicing too much? Is there an optimal number of hours that you should practice? You will find that deliberate practice is very draining because it takes a lot of energy to give your...

Practice Presto has made Music Teacher’s life much easier.

There is always a time when Music teachers have a problem in remembering which students they are having today or tomorrow? Who comes first? Music teachers teaching days can be very different and often they work at several schools, private studios etc – it’s not easy...

The ABC’s for Music Teachers

Admit your mistakes — and learn from them  -Be firm but flexible   -Communicate with parents  -Develop a homework policy — and stick to it  -Empower your students; don’t just lecture them   -Have the courage to try...

One communication Platform

I love to use social media to share my life with my followers, but I’m not overly excited to use my personal social media accounts to share stuff with my students and their parents.  That’s why I have never used YouTube for example to share assignments, or show...

Recognize Your Students with Awards

All students love recognition, and it is so easy to do! You can give your students “awards” and “thumbs up” for their practice uploads, connected to how much time they commit to practice (TIME) or how often they practice (CONSISTENCY). After you register, students...

Create Meaningful Assignments

As a music teacher, you know which assignments your students find most engaging. Use the Practice Presto app to create dynamic, adaptable assignment templates on the website or in the app (works with iOS or Android). Make the assignments more enjoyable by adding...

Benefits of Music: Practicing and Learning

Learning to play a musical instrument benefits children in every aspect of their lives. Mastering an instrument aids in emotional development, helping children develop discipline and a healthy self-confidence. Below are six primary ways that music can have a...