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Entries from February 2020

Great Clarinet Performances – Sabine Meyer

February 22nd, 2020 · No Comments

Sabine Meyer is a renowned clarinet soloist from Germany. She began taking clarinet lessons as a young child, and made her solo debut at age 16. Since then, Ms. Meyer has performed with symphony orchestras and chamber groups all over the world. To learn more about Ms. Meyer, please visit her website.

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Common Practice Mistakes – Part 3

February 16th, 2020 · No Comments

Welcome to Part 3 of our series about things NOT to do in your practice! Last time, we talked about two big practice pitfalls–lack of focus and ignoring our problems. Today, we finish out our series with two very common practice troubles: one-way practicing and always starting at the beginning. 6. One Way Practicing One [...]

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Common Practice Mistakes – Part 2

February 9th, 2020 · No Comments

Welcome to Part 2 of our series about things NOT to do in your practice! Last time, we talked about the dangers of practicing too little and not practicing consistently. Today, we tackle two big problems–lack of focus and ignoring our problems. 4. Unfocused Practice One step above pseudo-practice is unfocused practice. This is like [...]

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Common Practice Mistakes – Part 1

February 1st, 2020 · No Comments

In band class, we talk often about how to practice…but did you know that it can also be helpful to learn how NOT to practice? In this 3-part series, we’ll present several not-so-good practice habits that you’ll want to stay away from! 1. Practicing Too Little The #1 mistake people make with practice is practicing [...]

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