Practise

10 tips for studying during a pandemic.

Try to get into a rhythm. Agree upon a time for music study and stick to that same time during the week. If you are home schooling your children, make it part of the curriculum. […]

Practising a piece with metronome.

Once you are used to playing something with a metronome you can start studying pieces with it. I would advise you to start with a piece that you have been studying for a while (in […]

Practical info: how do I study with a metronome?

Here’s a tip for anyone who has never studied with a metronome before: turn it on and just try to play a note on the beat with the metronome. You can also start by counting […]

Why would you study with a metronome?

When you play an instrument, there is something that, sooner or later, you will find yourself getting acquainted with: the metronome. The metronome as we know it now was developed in 1815 in England, by […]

Start of the new school year.

Being a music teacher has its perks. Every week I get to meet lovely people in my lessons, it is a varied job and a nice challenge to teach everyone on his/her own level and […]

Love the grind

Lately I have been listening to motivational speakers with some regularity, just because they make me think about my life. It can’t hurt to take some time to think about the things that are part […]

How will I reach my destination?

Last week I gave some tips on how to start your journey with a new piece of music. This week I’d like to talk about the second important question when planning a (musical) journey: how […]

Planning a musical journey

In light of my upcoming workshop Study Smart I have decided it would be a good idea to start sharing some tips on how to study a musical instrument. In the last two weeks I […]

It’s not about how much you study, it’s about how you study.

Last week my blog got quite a few reactions so this week I’d like to continue on the topic of how to study. How much time you get for your music lessons, whether it’s 22,5 […]

Half an hour a day.

During my years at the conservatory I was sometimes jealous of one of my roomies. He studied psychology, but spent most of his days doing other things. During the day he hardly had to be […]