Thursday, April 27, 2017 by Michael Power | Practise
In piano, 'play' at the keyboard is important as it's where we learn to experiment with sounds and familiarise ourselves with the geography of the instrument. It is also where we find our natural, intrinsic desire to learn an instrument.
'Practise', however is deliberate and takes commitment to process. This is where we learn the tools for the study of music and developing the skills to tackle difficult repertoire. We achieve greater works and it then builds upon our confidence and in turn our desire to learn.
This great Ted Ed film sums it all up in around 4 minutes. Worth a watch...
How to Practise Effectively...
Mastering any skill takes lots of practise... deliberate practise. How does your child spend their time at the keyboard? How do they overcome challenges when learning new skills in music?