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Practicing on Vacation


We're over a month into the 100 Days of Practice Challenge, and we've already had lots of young musicians reach the 25-days-in-a-row milestone!


With Spring Break around the corner, it takes some planning to keep that practice streak going. Lots of families will be headed out on vacation over the break, and instruments will be staying home. So how can you still practice every day when you don't have an instrument to use?


1. Listen

Find your music on YouTube, Spotify, or other favorite music app, and listen to it! See if you can find different performers playing your piece, and see how each one plays it differently!


2. Do Music Flashcards or Theory Worksheets

If you're traveling by car or stuck in an airport, it's a great time to pull out music flashcards and review your rhythms and note names! Your teacher can also give you some fun theory worksheets to fill out over break.


3. Do Silent Practice

Bringing your music with you is often a lot easier than bringing your instrument. Silent practice is when you look at your music and play your piece quietly in your head. See if you can remember how each note and rhythm sounds: if it's loud or soft, happy or sad. If you're a pianist, you can look at the music and tap the notes out silently on a table with your fingers.


Here's hoping both your spring break and your practice is great fun, and we'll see you back at the Academy soon!


For more information or to sign up for lessons you can contact Marion Music Academy at 319-377-3343, or click here to sign up for a free trial lesson.