Organizing Your Practice Time

Organizing Your Practice Time

With many students having more free time at home during this pandemic, I know each and every one of you is wondering how you can spend all of your extra time perfecting your musical instrument. Have no fear- I have compiled a list of some useful practice tips to make your practicing fun and your music teachers happy!

  1. Vary the way you practice and plan what you want to accomplish in each session. After, evaluate whether you achieved the goals you wanted to achieve in your practice session. 
  2. Work on one task at a time. Don’t just repeat the music from beginning to end. For one task, practice a few measures of a particular song. For another task, try practicing a specific passage using just one hand. 
  3. Short practice sessions (20 to 30 minutes in length) allow you to focus on one or two activities. 
  4. Take frequent breaks! Don’t overwhelm yourself while practicing. 
  5. Practice listening to your music. Learning an instrument isn’t just about improving your technique. It’s about understanding the small special nuances that make your piece sound great. 

Remember that learning an instrument is a long (yet rewarding) journey and not just a destination. I hope that you all have fun practicing using these tips, and definitely let us know what your favorite practice methods are. Happy practicing!


Eric Young, B.A., Piano Instructor

Jesusa Pons-Garner

I’ve had both my children attend lessons at this location. The staff is absolutely wonderful. Mrs. Amber is an incredible piano instructor!

Jesusa Pons-Garner / parent
Jennifer Ortega

San Antonio Music Academy is very well organized. My daughter's piano teacher is wonderful! She's been taking lessons for 5 months and looks forward to each lesson. I really enjoy the recitals at the LOL Comedy Club.

Jennifer Ortega / parent
Esmeralda Saavedra

My daughter has been registered here since she was 7. Each instructor she’s had has been very friendly and great to work with. Currently she has lessons with Ms Maria and we are so grateful for her and the entire SAMA staff. I can’t recommend enough.

Esmeralda Saavedra / parent
Elio Maldonado Jr.

Jacob was an excellent guitar instructor. He was patient and prepared. I definitely recommend him to any person wanting to learn guitar.

Elio Maldonado Jr. / parent
Crystal Reyes

We absolutely  San Antonio Music Academy!!! All 3 of my children take lessons and they love it. My daughter Taylor has really improved her vocal abilities with the help of a wonderful vocal teacher.

Crystal Reyes / parent
Steve Dell

San Antonio Music Academy is awesome, my son loves the guitar lessons and is super excited to attend every week! He started with zero experience and progressed surprisingly fast. Randy is an amazingly talented guitarist/teacher. He is very patient, yet knows how to push students to the next level. Highly recommend all the instructors, the staff is great!

Steve Dell / parent
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