3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Music Lessons
Whether you are using a book, video, a real live human, or online lessons, keep these pointers in mind in order to get the most out our your studies.
1. Complete and master each section before moving on to the next: As you work through your studies make sure you have each new technique or idea conquered before moving on to the next. Lessons are planned to build upon each other and trying to rush through without fully understanding one will just lead to frustration and wasted efforts.
2. Study as if you were in school. Do some homework every night. If all you have is 15 minutes then use those 15 minutes. If you dont have time to read/watch and apply then do the application of your last lesson or drills such as scales and chords. Reading/watching and not having the opportunity to apply immediately will usually mean you have to relearn your lesson. Take notes. Especially if youre watching a video or working with a human. Also dont be afraid to write all over your workbooks and sheet music.
3. Apply what youve learned: Play for others. Your church, your family, that spare piano sitting in your favorite...