This course teaches efficient and mindful practice techniques in order to maximize the outcome of students’ practice sessions. Practicing is often a lonely and unfocused state. In order to become more efficient and connected to practicing, players need to share their practice journeys with each other. In this course, students will keep practice journals for assessment of progress and reflection, share students’ practice videos for assistance and comments, monitor personal focus in the practice journal, identify issues, and make suggestions for improvement. Through a shared critical lens, students will learn how to effectively and efficiently practice their instruments. This course is housed in the Woodwind Department but is open to all students.
All B.M. and P.D. students
Fall, Spring, Summer