More Mag, Less Blog: The Art of Music Practising

The Art of Practising

My mag article: The Art of Practising

 

The Art of Practising

In this blogpost, I would like to give a shout out to International School Parent Magazine who published a second article of mine:  The Art of Music Practising.

(Practising with an “S” is the American spelling)  😉

This magazine article is geared towards students studying music at an intermediate or higher level.  All music students and their parents know that they need to “practise” but what that means is not well understood.

Music practising at the intermediate and upper grades should be vastly different from when you were a beginner.

This magazine article is my way of summarizing all the strategies I’ve picked up about how to practise in my years studying music and also while teaching music.  Have a read and pass it onto a music student that you know!  They’ll find their practice-time a lot more productive and they’ll thank you!

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Thanks for the shout-out on the front cover!

Thanks for the shout-out on the front cover!

Caption:  Thanks for the shout-out on the front cover!

~Vivian

 

 

About Vivian

Vivian @ChezVivian is a Canadian-born Chinese, currently living in Switzerland. She has also lived in Hong Kong and Indonesia. She holds a M.S. (focus: Educational Technology Integration), B.Ed and a B.A. and graduate studies in Kodály and Orff music pedagogy. She is an elementary school classroom generalist, but has also taught as a music specialist, ESL/EAL and also in Learning Support. Most of her teaching career was in International Schools in Hong Kong. She is excited about the IBPYP and the possibilities of using technology to Inquire. Recently, she has been looking at the opportunities that computer programming gives to put #TECHXture back into the hands of children. In other words, technology need not be just about looking at screens. It can be about building things with our hands; and computer programming levels-up what children can do with the things they build---encouraging higher thinking skills. She is a Coetail Post-graduate Certificate grad ('13-'14), a former Coetail Coach and one of the co-founders of #CoetailChat. Her blog home chezvivian.coetail.com curates her assignments for Coetail and her M.S. graduate studies about Educational Technology integration and anything else educationally-related that she feels inspired to write about. Her twitter tagline sums it up: "Mom to 4, Mentor, Educator, Musician (in that order)".
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