03. September 2007 · Comments Off · Categories: Ramble

I just landed on Notes From the Ivory Tower, a blog by Kate Boyd, found via Chris Foley’s The Collaborative Piano Blog. There are some good quotes up at Ms. Boyd’s site, and some other very useful blog entries that, while directed at pianists, can be applied to oboe students as well. Check it out!

Just this past week I’ve had a number of students tell me they didn’t have any time to practice. Here is a tidbit from Ms. Boyd’s blog entry, Using the Scraps:

It’s easy to get in the habit of waiting to practice until we have a block of time to devote to it. But when things are busy it becomes increasingly important to utilize the little gaps that present themselves unexpectedly, in between all the other commitments that fill the day.

Good advice. Take it!

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