What is a practice sprint?
Practice Sprints are daily LIVE events which are open to all levels.
This is where students gather to practice together using the pomodoro technique.
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed in the 1980s by Francesco Cirillo. It is used by many professional musicians to get more productive and deliberate practice sessions.
During a Practice Sprint, we meet up on Zoom - a video communication app, where our students can see and talk with each other. This is what a Practice Sprint Zoom meeting looks like:
What happens in a Practice Sprint
- Everyone sets an individual goal for what he/she is going to practice in the next set practice time. (for example you could set your goal to practice 2 difficult bars of a piece you are working on, or to practice the scales/arpeggio's of your level)
- It is encouraged to eliminate all other distractions (Facebook, your to-do list, your cat, you name it), so you can focus all your attention just practicing.
- The meeting host will set our shared timer for a set amount of minutes (between 25 and 45 minutes, depending on who is hosting) and start your practice session
- After the time is up, you will put your instrument down, take a 10-minute break together with the other students and then let each other know how your practice went.
- After the break, we’ll rinse and repeat for another cycle