TAAA Practice Incentive Program

Purposeful and targeted practice is the number one predictor of growth and future success in the musical arts.  We’re designing and constantly refining a program with the goal of using positive encouragement to motivate our students to practice more at home between lessons.

What?

We'll be recognizing Star Students from each studio & our Elite Star Squad in the monthly newsletter and announcement screens in th building

How?

By logging your practice minutes in the My Music Staff system. You give yourself (or your student) accountability in their practice routine as well as giving us an opportunity to recognize top achievers.

Why?

One simple word... MOTIVATION. We want to positively motivate our students to practice regularly in order to continue moving forward on their musical journey.

Need help with Logging into My Music Staff?

If you have forgotten or don’t know your MMS password, let us know and we’ll send you a password reset.

This is a link to a short video tutorial, showing you how to log your student’s practice minutes.



Why Practice?

Ever wonder why music teachers seem to always be talking about practice? Practice at home is by far the best predictor of improvement and the biggest predictor of success in music.  We've put a page together with information, articles, and videos to help you understand why practice is important, and how you can go about maximizing your practice habits to grow as musicians and artists.

Why Practice?

Ever wonder why music teachers seem to always be talking about practice? Practice at home is by far the best predictor of improvement and the biggest predictor of success in music.  We've put a page together with information, articles, and videos to help you understand why practice is important, and how you can go about maximizing your practice habits to grow as musicians and artists.

Articles

Why Practice

Practicing is simply the only way to get better. I promise, much to our dismay, my students and I have all tried not practicing and it just doesn’t work.    Read More>>

16 Good Reasons Why You Should Practice

I wrote down these 16 right reasons as a mantra for you to learn and read through when times are a bit tough and when you need that extra push. Once in a while remind yourself why you want, why you need and why should practice.   Read More>>

How to Practice a Musical Instrument

We all know that if you want to learn to play an instrument, you have to practice. But it’s important to know how to practice effectively. Your practice time will be twice as useful if you do it right – and that is the subject of this article.
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Musical Skill and Deliberate Practice

What sets apart those who do well even though they seem to spend little time with their instruments from those who spend a lot of time and still struggle? Researchers are not sure, but one part of the puzzle seems to be quality of time spent practicing rather than quantity.  Read More>>

Making the Most of Your Practice

It’s no secret that the more you practice at something, the easier it becomes and the better you get at the task. The same is true for music. That’s why we encourage you to practice everyday. We want you to get the most out of your time at Texas Amps and Axes. Here’s our Top Eight Ways You Can Excel at Practicing.  Read More>>

Why is Practicing So Important?

A few years ago, a student sent me an article about world-renowned musical artists and how they felt about practicing. Every one of them said that they didn’t like to practice, but they all did it–in fact, they felt they had to practice to stay on top of their game and to keep up with or stay ahead of their competition.  Read More>>

Effective Practice for Success

You are practicing all the time, whether you know it or not. That’s why practice is so important. Even when you’re not actively doing an activity, your brain is still absorbing and learning. Just think about those times you took a few days off from something and suddenly got better. You’re always learning, even in your downtime. So you might as well make the most of your time and practice effectively. Read More>>

Videos

“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.” – Malcolm Gladwell