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Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! By Phyllis R. Sdoia-Satz

Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! by Phyllis R. Sdoia-Satz

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A humorous, yet no-nonsense how-to guide, this book offers hundreds of ideas and tips to help beginning to intermediate students, their families, and their instructors approach music lessons and practice with a positive outlook.

Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! Summary

Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To!: Surviving Music Lessons by Phyllis R. Sdoia-Satz

A humorous, yet no-nonsense how-to guide, Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! offers hundreds of ideas and tips to help beginning to intermediate students, their families, and their instructors approach music lessons and practice with a positive outlook. Teaching students to have realistic expectations and objectives, this book provides tools to help students derive the greatest benefit from practice in the shortest amount of time, including suggestions for how to find a good music teacher, definitions of the difference between practice and playing, and specifics about how to practice, how parents can help, and what should never be done. Sdoia-Satz and Satz have written this book for parents, teachers, and students in a concise, easy-to-read, playful style with tips that cause the reader to say, Why didn't I think of that?

Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! Reviews

Millions of teachers around the world tell their students to practice, but few if any tell them how to do it. Not Sdoia-Satz and Satz. In Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! they provide the missing links. While they focus their techniques on how to play an instrument, they explain in this logical and insightful book how to set up almost any kind of practice session, so that learning works. -- Sally Goldberg, professor of early childhood education parenting specialist, and author of Constructive Parenting
What a great book! It should be required reading for everyone who wants to get the most from their learning experience. -- Richard Seres, Publisher FilmMiami, Miami Production Guide
Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! contains a great deal of very useful information. The tips and suggestions in the book are useful for learning almost anything, not just music, and should help students be productive and successful. -- Audrey Edmonson, Dade County Commissioner
I love Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! because it is very helpful to students, yet empathetic to their thoughts and feelings about practicing. It lets them know that others feel the same way, but stick with it. The benefits that can be achieved are wonderful. -- Elaine Davis, Music Clinician
Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! written by Phyllis Sdoia-Satz is a wonderful how-to book, with all kinds of ideas for getting the most benefit from practicing and studying. Kudos to Ms. Sdoia-Satz. -- Mariette SaintVil, Mayor of El Portal, Florida
When you decide, like me, to start learning the piano at 30, and the one thing you lack the most is time to practice, a book like Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To! really empowers you, through solid advice and proven techniques, to make the most out of your every minute in front of the piano. Anyone learning to play-kids and adults-should use this book as a main training reference. -- Leticia Latino, Executive Vice President, Neptuno USA Corp
American kids hate homework but their book makes it fun. Should be a must buy for every American parent....Thanks ever so much for introducing Chandler and Emmy to the world of music. They love their lessons and it is becoming more and more clear that Chandler, who can hold a tune perfectly at the age of seven, may have real potential, both voice and an instrument. The kids even enjoy their practice sessions which I consider remarkable, remembering my own daily resistance. -- Alan Trustman, writer of The Thomas Crown Affair original screenplay

About Phyllis R. Sdoia-Satz

Phyllis Sdoia-Satz is Executive Director of Sdoia-Satz Music Institute (The Husky Gang School) in Miami as well as a professional pianist, educator, author, and composer. Barry Satz is the Administrator for the Sdoia-Satz Music Institute.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Prologo: Practicing Sucks, But It's Necessary Chapter 2 Lento: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You Chapter 3 Misterioso: Finding a Good Music Instructor Chapter 4 Allegro Assai: Four Wheels and an Engine Chapter 5 Allegretto: Starting Out on the Right Food (or Hand) Chapter 6 Delicatissimo: Little Things that Make a Big Difference Chapter 7 Poco Agitato: Things You Should Never Do Chapter 8 Istesso Tempo: What to Think about First Chapter 9 Risoluto: To Count or Not to Count, 'Tis Not a Question Chapter 10 Toccata: Learned Automatic Motion (LAM) Chapter 11 Ritorno Vincitor: Victory over the Memory Monster Chapter 12 Con Moto: Let's Get on with It Chapter 13 Gradus Ad Parnassum: Seven Days to Success Chapter 14 Al Perfezione: Scales, Arpeggios, and Chords Chapter 15 Molto Appassionata: Don't Shoot the Piano Player Chapter 16 Cantanda e Espressivo: The Sweetest Song Chapter 17 Mente Sana in Corpo Sano: Music Instruction as an Aid in Physical and Emotional Therapy Chapter 18 Epilogo: Wrap-Up

Additional information

NGR9781607090076
9781607090076
1607090074
Practicing Sucks, But It Doesn't Have To!: Surviving Music Lessons by Phyllis R. Sdoia-Satz
New
Hardback
Rowman & Littlefield
20091215
216
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