Kaleidoscope Practice PDF Book
Kaleidoscope Practice: Focus, Finish and Play the Way You’ve Always Wanted
Have you ever felt stuck in your music practice? You know the feeling, the one where you believe that the music will never get any better. You don’t know what to practice; you don’t even want to practice any more.
Or maybe you just need a new approach, something to put the spark back in your practice and playing. You would like someone to show you how to do better practice in less time, so that you can get on with the rest of your busy life and not feel guilty about it.
The Kaleidoscope Practice system is designed to help you solve those practice dilemmas. This revolutionary way to look at music practice frees you from rote learning and mindless repetition. It uses five focus areas to direct your practice to learning the music, not just the notes. Yes, music practice can be musical! And because Kaleidoscope Practice is directed to helping you actually finish your pieces, you will learn more music in less time and with less struggle. Harpist Anne Sullivan has not only developed this system, but she has proven its effectiveness over years of teaching and performing.
In two decades of teaching music theory and ear training at the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music, Ms. Sullivan worked with the music world’s rising superstars. But in her private studio teaching, she often saw students whose lack of progress and frustration could be directly attributed to poor practice techniques. Students were relying on the repetitive learning habits that they were taught as children. By coaching these students on exactly what to do in their practice sessions and how to focus beyond the notes, they were able to break free from their rote learning and practice their way to confident and musical performances.
Kaleidoscope Practice: Focus, Finish and Play the Way You’ve Always Wanted is a quick read so you can implement the techniques and practice plans immediately. Included are over 50 practice techniques designed to make your practice more effective, focused and enjoyable. No matter what instrument you play, the three practice plans will help you use those techniques to learn music faster, play it more musically and perform more confidently.
The book is in a convenient PDF format so you can read it on any computer or mobile device, or print it out to read whenever and wherver you want.
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.