Summer break will be coming to a sad end in just a few weeks for most of our students here at Littleton School of Music. And whether you’re excited to be back in school, or dreading it, one thing is for sure- those school days sure do get in the way of all that extra music time you had!
As a musician, you’ve grown so much during summer break and you want to keep on the same track. Let us help you keep your momentum as the school year begins.
Practice right after school
The beginning of the school year can be a little draining and leaving you… less than excited to jump to doing homework after being in class all day. Instead of starting up on your homework, play music! It’s important to practice everyday. If you’re practicing after school, it’ll be a refreshing break that keeps your mind focused and absorbing new, but fun info.
Don’t take weekends off
Sure, It’s nice to have a day off. But this is your prime time to sit behind your drumkit, or pick up a guitar and jam! Your goal is to practice at least 5 days a week. Saturday and Sunday are the easiest days to fit in a good practice. Take off a day that you have a lot of homework (maybe Thursday nights). That way you get all your schoolwork done during the week and the weekend is yours to be free and play music!
Make lessons a priority as your new schedule begins. By taking lessons you’re holding yourself accountable, and asking your music teacher to hold you accountable and reach new goals each week. As a music teacher, I know starting school can be a hectic challenge. Finding reasonable, doable, goals is the key to your success.
If your student has been learning on their own all summer and find that they may not have as much time to figure it out on their own, sign up for music lessons today! If you’re looking for music lessons in the Denver area, find out how Littleton School of Music can help you or your student keep your momentum in learning and having fun with music as school starts back up. Call us at 303-972-7625 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us here.
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