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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50 minutes

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Meets once


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Class Experience

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.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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:

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.

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Dr Steph Acaster
Lives in the United Kingdom
Online Educator and Psychology PhD graduate
145 total reviews
166 completed classes

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),... 
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