Last Updated on 2022-11-27 | Originally Posted on 2022-03-10
Time and place can often greatly influence practice. It depends. For some, they are tightly linked, but for others, they may not be. If you’ve been finding it difficult to get a practice routine established, or your old routine doesn’t work any longer, make this powerful combination your best friend.
Last Updated on 2022-11-24 | Originally Posted on 2019-09-21
Establishing a practice habit seems like it should be pretty simple. If you’ve already established this habit, you realize that it requires just time and place. How do you get started, though, if you haven’t established the habit? I learned so much aobut habit formation when I read James Clear’s Atomic Habits in a book club of fellow piano teachers. Even though the book wasn’t targeted at musicians, many of the habit-forming ideas directly apply to practice. One of them is the motivation ritual.