Put the Missing Spark in Your Practice
Your Spark Practice Journal is more than just a place to keep a record of your daily practice. It is a powerful tool that will help you identify and commit to your harp goals and create the steps to achieve them. It will help you focus your practice each day, check your progress weekly and remind you each month of where you started, what you've accomplished and what goals still lie ahead.
You simply print the pages of this journal and keep them in a notebook by your harp where you can refer to them as you practice.
The Journal includes a cover page and instructions for assembling your journal.
Use On the Horizon page to Dream, Imagine and Plan.
This page begins with asking you to define your "dream" goals, to commit yourself in writing to what you really want to do with your harp playing. Then you take note of performances, projects and pieces on a shorter timeline.
The Weekly Pages and Notes Pages provide Follow Through.
These pages help you break down your objectives into manageable weekly goals. Write down what you do in your practice each day to meet those goals. Use the Notes page at the conclusion of the week to review and assess your progress.
The Monthly Reflections Page adds an Accountability Check.
At the end of each month, it is important that your spend a few minutes in reflection on the progress you have made toward your goals, long term and short term. What have you learned about music, the harp and yourself? What skills have you improved during the month? What have you learned? What is next?
At the end of each month, print out a new set of pages beginning with a new On the Horizon page, and start the new month with a fresh perspective.
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Harpist Anne Sullivan began her concert career at age twelve when she appeared twice as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra. She is known nationally as a recitalist and chamber musician, performing regularly with SPARX flute and harp duo, Duo Parisienne violin and harp duo, and the Easterly Chamber Players. She is harp instructor at the University of Delaware, and she is founder and director of Harp in the Mountains Summer Festival. Ms. Sullivan has released two solo CDs as well as four chamber music recordings. She enjoys helping harpists worldwide through her online membership program at Harpmastery.com, which currently has over 75 students enrolled from around the world.