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Happy Holidays! Closed from 12/24 – 1/1

 

We are closed for holiday break from Tuesday 12/24 until Wednesday 1/1. We’ll reopen on Thursday 1/2.

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2019 MAMTG Music Festival


A big round of applause for all our students who participated in the 2019 MAMTG Music Festival this year! A third of our students who entered either won or placed in their category and each and every student did a commendable job preparing and executing their pieces. BRAVO!! BRAVO!!

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Winter Rockband 2019

Thanks to everyone who made our winter Rockband concert a rockin’ success!

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8 Things Top Practicers do Differently

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The following post is by Dr. Noa Kageyama who has dedicated much of his work to studying how top performers practice their craft.  I’ve found his website The Bulletproof Musician to be a valuable resource for my students, my kids, and myself.  I hope you find the following post and his other work as useful and insightful as I have….

 

8 Things Top Practicers do Differently
by Noa Kageyama Ph.D.

As my kids were (begrudgingly) practicing their Tae Kwon Do patterns the other night, I caught myself telling my oldest that he had to do his pattern five times before returning to his video game.

My goal, of course, was not for him to go through the motions of his pattern five times like a pouty zombie, but to do it one time with good form and authority. But the parent in me finds it very reassuring to know that a certain number of repetitions or time has gone into something. Beyond the (erroneous) assumption that this will automagically solidify his skills somehow, it feels like a path to greater discipline, and a way to instill within my kids some sort of work ethic that will serve them well in the future.

Some degree of time and repetition is necessary to develop and hone our skills, of course. But we also know on some intuitive level that to maximize gains, we ought to practice “smarter, not harder.”

But what the heck does that really mean anyway? What exactly do top practicers do differently?

continue reading……

 

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Practice Effectively – Maximize Your Potential

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