How to Practice

How to Practice – Begin

The Chinese philosopher said, “Even the longest journey must begin where you stand.”

1. Open the case or sit down at the piano. Progress begins when you are at your instrument. Often beginning is the hardest part.

2. Play scales or warmups to settle your mind and fingers.

3. Continue etudes and other assigned music.

4. Review something you know well.

5. End with a piece you really love to play.

Bonus idea: if space permits, leave your music out and ready so it is easier to begin the next time.

About miriamtroxler

Miriam Troxler resides in Beaver, Pa, where she runs a private music studio. After graduation from Chatham University, she toured in Europe with the Continental Singers Orchestra as principal cellist. A long time member of Greenville Symphony Orchestra, she is also the founder and musical director of CelloBrationS. Miriam enjoys composing and arranging with several published pieces to date.
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