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When I took lessons many years ago, I had a book called Wright-Way Practice record. This was great because it had a spot to record your practice time and also an area for the teacher to put in the lesson that we were trying to learn at that time. I have looked for something like this and have been unsuccessful. Does anyone know where I might be able to find something like this?
-- Ruth Fry (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 09, 2001
You can easily make one on the computer, if you can't locate it.
-- MrsC (email@example.com), April 10, 2001.
Hi Ruth, As an avid fan of time management, when I first started taking lessons, I bought a count-up timer. (Radio Shack has them) When you sit at the piano, press the start button, and when you leave press the off button. The time accumulates and you can see how much time you've practiced ( I measure my time by the week, lesson to lesson). if you see that you're in day 3 of the cycle and haven't practiced as much as you would like, then you try to practice a little more-. i feel it is a very good indicator for learning as well. I find that if I practice only x amount of hours a week and don't seem to be getting anywhere, well then i know why. There really does seem to be a point (in practice) where things just gel. Anyway, it also a lot easier than writing it down. Hope this helps.
-- judy (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 12, 2001.
You can find a very large assortment of practice record books (including the Wright-Way!) at email@example.com), April 14, 2001.
Whoops! You can find a large number of assignment books (i9ncluding the Wright Way!) at www.pattimusic.com/order/index.html . Go to the "Teaching Aids and Music Theory" link in the left frame.
-- Jon Ensminger (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 14, 2001.
I have seen them at RBC music in San Antonio, Tx. The web address is rbcmusic.com. I have my student bring a spiral and write down their practice minites every day in their spiral.
-- karen garrett (email@example.com), February 16, 2002.