St Patrick's Day Blog


Hello again. Welcome to this week’s blog.

As a lot of you know, we’re now we’re getting into exam season. Most of us have a practice routine that we get into in the weeks and months coming up, but it’s always helpful to try to improve how we do our practice. Consider the following list (from the website Music Lessons Resource).

  1. Set goals for practice time
  2. Keep a practice log
  3. Break up your practice time into smaller increments
  4. Remember that practicing is not just about playing through your music
  5. Repetition is key
  6. Make sure your practice room is set up for effective practicing
  7. Warm up mindfully
  8. Record yourself
  9. Remember that practice isn’t just about playing your instrument
  10. Practice something every day

It’s well worth taking a few minutes to see if any of these apply to you. Try them out for a while, and see if you feel an improvement in what you’re getting from your practice time.

I have one more thing to mention this week – we will be launching our Easter Colouring Competition in the coming weeks! Details of dates and prizes will be announced here, in the school and on our Twitter & Instagram accounts shortly, so keep your eyes peeled!

In the meantime, may I take this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I hope you all have your clumps of shamrock and fake red beards ready to go! Hopefully the weather turns around for the parades, although I’m sure it’ll be great craic either way.

Thanks for reading!