Monday motivation

The following is from a blog post by Samantha Coates.  Over the next 5 Mondays, I’ll post her sport / music analogies

Breaking down practice

I have a student who competes in long jump at a state level, and we recently compared her training sessions to her piano practice:

Long Jump Piano Practice
Jumping from the foul line without a run-up Don’t start from the beginning, concentrate on a small section
Jumping over an obstacle to achieve more height as well as length Practicing a passage in a different way e.g. rhythms, to achieve evenness
Sprint training, to work on run-up Scale practice, to improve technique for fast passages
Turning up to training wearing high heels Coming to lesson with freshly manicured long nails

 

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