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Practice Habits

The ability to develop great practice habits may make the difference between excellence and mediocrity as a musician. Practice must be consistent. Add focus to your consistency and you’ll be well on your way. Here are a few other tips.

First, it takes time to make progress. Carve time out of every single day. Be a student of yourself. Figure out what time of day works best for you and your brain. An hour a day is a good goal. (Young students might make their goal 30 minutes a day.) If you’re planning on being a professional musician begin measuring your practice time in hours, not minutes.

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Download it, read it, print it out, laminate it, tape it to the wall in your shower. Memorized it. Do it.

Caleb Nei is the Worship Arts Director at Emmaus Church in Berryville. He also teaches at least 40 piano lessons each week, is a member of the band Stereoreel, plays piano jazz at a couple of restaurants when Stereoreel isn’t playing, has three children, one wife and loves where God has him. He has a degree in church music from Huntington University and has studied jazz at Shenandoah University. He has no additional hobbies because he’s one of those people who have been able to get a job doing what he’d do for free anyway.

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