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10 Repetition Games for Young Musicians



The idea of not just practice but repetition is one of the hardest lessons to instill in a young student.  A five year old student is not going to understand why he has to practice now so that he can play really well later.

Games remove the emotional aspect of tedious repetition.  They become the neutral third party that "decided" how many times something must be done. This transforms a frustrating activity into something fun. A student that is having fun will be more open to corrections which makes the work they’re doing more productive.

I have put together a booklet to give a parent/teacher ideas for repetition games.  All of the games are things that I have tried myself in the private lesson environment.  I explain both how to play the game and what it is about the game that makes it interesting to children.  An old game can often be made new and interesting my merely adding/changing one small element.

You can find this booklet on AmazonBarnes & Noble and most major e-book stores.


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