What is a practice sprint?

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

  1. 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)
  2. 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.
  3. 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 
  4. 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.
  5. After the break, we’ll rinse and repeat for another cycle
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