Psychology of Music: Practice Habits
Apply psychological knowledge on learning and muscle memory to help make your music practice more effective.
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How do you practice effectively? This class will cover theory and applied strategies for getting the most out of your music practice time. To begin, students will be asked to share what instruments they play and what their typical practice routines are like. The class will consist of combined lecture and discussion elements, covering the following topic areas: - How can we establish good habits? (both scheduling practice and making sure your practice is helping you to progress) - How can...
Students will reflect on their music practice routines, and use psychological knowledge to find ways to improve their practice routines.
I am a violinist who started to learn music as an adult, whilst working towards my PhD in Psychology. I have obtained ABRSM Grade 7 in Violin and Grade 8 in Music Theory, and teach introductory Music classes for teens and adults alongside my main teaching in Psychology and Biology. I have experience of using Psychological knowledge to inform my own practice techniques, in order to prepare for solo/accompanied performances, and orchestral pieces.
Work on your independent target as you do your music practice.
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50 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
Students are not required to read specific sources, but some useful materials which helped to inspire this class include: Books: Powell, R. A., Honey, P. L., & Symbaluk, D. G. (2016). Introduction to learning and behavior. Cengage Learning. Thompson, W. F. (2015). Music, thought, and feeling: Understanding the psychology of music. Oxford university press. Web: Masterclass: Itzhak Perlman - https://www.masterclass.com/classes/itzhak-perlman-teaches-violin
Dr Steph Acaster
Online Educator and Psychology PhD graduate
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
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ABOUT ME I am a great lover of learning and enjoy exploring knowledge and finding new ways to combine topics or teach them in different ways. I am a full-time online educator and I teach a range of subject areas, including Psychology, Math(s),...