2016

In my 2015 blogs I discover how intrinsic music plays out in others and the value of fostering effective practice techniques. 

In 2016, I continue that journey of understanding brain function in developing sound teaching and learning. 

Student learning

Practice

Your student plays the song they have been practising, but they are stopping and starting. You know the situation, he/she starts playing the song fast then slows down at a "difficult" section, then stopping and going back to the beginning. You observe them playing the song again and similarly stopping at the same place. You ask them why, and they ... »» Read more...

Paynesville Wine Bar 2016

Taking Jazz Improvisation To The Next Level

“Jonathan, you’re out of time. You’ll never learn to play in time”. I still remember those words ringing in my ears as I learned to play piano in high school. So I took up Percussion. To improve my sense of time. »» Read more...

More Effective Practice Techniques

Coming From Nothing? You have heard it again and again: "Practice makes Perfect" If you want to get better at playing football, tennis, painting, building a model aeroplane, cooking a thai curry or playing a musical instrument you just need to practice, right? »» Read more...

Effective Practice Techniques: Coming from NOTHING

You have heard it again and again: "Practice makes Perfect" If you want to get better at playing football, tennis, painting, building a model aeroplane, cooking a thai curry or playing a musical instrument you just need to practice, right? »» Read more...


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