We’ve all heard of musicians who spend hours a day honing their craft in focused, intensive practice sessions, but for those of us living in a world where music is only one part of a full life, just finding a little time each day to spend with our instrument is challenge enough. For us, improving at music is mostly about developing ways of practicing that work with our limited time.
Gordon Harvey is Director of Programs for Simply Music, a Master Teacher who has been with Simply Music since its inception, as well as a musician, composer and Busy Person.
In this program, Gordon uses his considerable teaching experience, as well as distinctions from Simply Music and current research into learning techniques, to produce an in-depth look at how to make practice work better for you. In almost two hours of audio conversations accompanied by summary notes, Gordon explores the question of practice from every angle, encouraging us to see practice time as a process of discovery, even self-discovery, and learn to enjoy the journey as much as the destination. He offers clear-headed advice and practical activities.
If you’re a parent, you’ll find advice to help your child stay on task and navigate the inevitable plateaus and valleys. If you’re a student, you’ll find coaching that can help you discover a new relationship to practice.
The Materials for Practice for the Busy Person consists of:
- Audio (Approx. 1 hour & 45 minutes)
There is no in-class training for this program. Practice for the Busy Person is a self-generative program – the contents should be utilized independently from your lessons, on your own time, or with the support of your teacher if they choose.
Digital materials access note: digital materials can be accessed after purchase on the Curriculum page.