Whether you’re a student or you work full-time, you have a schedule. But you need to consider how to make a schedule that will help you get more done. That way, you can be more productive but also have time to relax.
Consider what you can include in your schedule and why you shouldn’t just go with the flow of time.
Continue reading “Why You Should Make a Schedule”
I’ll be honest and say that I’ve always been a little type A. Organization has always come naturally to me. So as I got older, it only made sense for me to create (and use) a music binder.
Up until I transferred to my undergrad, I was never required to make a music binder. But I was so happy to have a place to keep everything. And even now, I still use a music binder. Continue reading “How to Organize a Music Binder”
Practicing music should be fun. Plain and simple. Any practice that you don’t at least slightly enjoy will not be as beneficial. Thus brings the question: should you use a practice journal?
A practice journal allows you to track your practicing. You can use whatever method to track your practice. Choose a method that works for you. If your practice journal doesn’t fit your needs, you will be less inclined to use it. Continue reading “Should I Use a Practice Journal?”
Whether you just have a music locker or a full room dedicated to practice, you need to keep it organized. You need to be able to find pieces and exercise books when you need them. So, I’m sharing my tips for how to organize your practice space.
Currently, I have a whole wall in my bedroom that is dedicated to my music stuff. And that doesn’t include a bookshelf for music and books that I’m not using at the moment. Continue reading “How to Organize Your Practice Space”
If you are a busy person, working a day job in addition to playing music, you need to stay organized. The way many people stay organized is with a planner. A common planner system is the paper planner.
With the advancement of technology, there has also been an increase in the number of digital planners. From Google Calendar to iCal, you can keep track of appointments on all of your devices.
In this post, I am going to compare and contrast these two methods of organization to help you decide which is right for you. After all, the new year is a great time to switch things up. Continue reading “Planners: Digital vs. Paper”