Finally invested in a new printer which means…. Practice books!
Preview: Cover of Practice Book 1.1
This is my practice book template and I’m very excited to try it for this weeks lessons. I’m sure I’ll make improvements and adjustments as I go, let me know how it works out for you! I
1.0 1.1 (revised!)
All you need is a double sided printer. 🙂
I don’t intend to use these to hound the students to practice more, although I won’t be complaining if they do! The idea is that the students will be able to practice more effectively. Students ‘tick’ the boxes they’ve practiced on any given day, with an extra column set aside for you to mark what you’ve covered in each lesson. The first row is for recording the dates of practice.
Benefits to using a practice diary:
- Student has a visual representation of their practice routine. They will be able to see if they have been unconsciously neglecting anything in their day to day practice.
- ‘Lesson Notes’ page enables students to review what’s been covered in the lesson. Helps avoid students forgetting key lesson points at their next practice session.
- Helps you keep track of lessons. It’s very easy to forget what’s been covered in the last lesson once a weeks gone by. The first column of each week I use for ticking off what’s been covered in the lesson. This enables me to quickly see what we covered in the previous lesson and determine what needs to be covered.
- Helps keep track of progress! When my studio gets a few more students I plan to give out a few merit certificates at the end of year concert. Students who practice well consistently will gain points toward the ‘Consistent Progress’ award, recognising their persistence and dedication. 🙂
Download at your leisure!
Just make sure you use the correct settings when you are ready to print, it should look something like this: