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Instrument Rental Michigan

​​Practice  Tips

  • Plan.  Find a good time to practice every day.
  • Stretch.  Gently prepare your fingers, hands and arms to play.
  • Scale.  Play a scale to review good technique.
  • Technique.  Posture (feet, arms, hands, head), Left Hand (straight wrist, accurate and curved fingers), Right Hand (bow hold, wrist, elbow, shoulder), Special Skills (bow styles, vibrato, shifting).
  • Divide & Conquer.  Find sections of your piece that are challenging and practice the specific skill that needs improvement.
  • Repetition.  Build a new habit by repeating something correctly 10-20 times.
  • Note Reading.  Practice identifying note names and rhythms.Perform.  When you perfect all the elements of the song, imagine you are performing in a concert or perform for you friends or family.

The Medal Stand

Fresh Air Aviation Charlevoix, Michigan
Family Video Charlevoix Michigan

Practice Olympics Rules

  • Write down the clock time that you practice (i.e. 7:30-8:00) and total minutes that you practice each day.  If you miss a day, enter “0”.
  • Practice is defined for the Practice Olympics as time spent playing your instrument.  Lessons, classes and rehearsals do not count as practice.
  • Be truthful about the time that you write down and have a parent/guardian verify your practice time by signing your form each week.
  • The official scoring for the Practice Olympics combines total minutes practiced AND total days practiced.  It is better to practice a little every day than a lot on one day.
  • Your teacher will check your practice time each week in class so that we can update the Leader Board on the DGSP website.  Bring your chart to each class/lesson.  Visit this web page often to see who is leading the practice Olympics.
Rocking Horse Toy Company Northern Michigan

Practice Olympics
January 29 through March 11, 2018

Charlevoix Pizza Company


We Thank You!

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra
The Taffy Barrel in Charlevoix, MI
Kilwin's Charlevoix
Revolution Bike Charlevoix

Practice Challenge

Gold Medal – The top four students win the Olympic Gold and some great prizes

Silver Medal – The next four students win the Olympic Silver and prizes

Bronze Medal – Four students win the Olympic Bronze and prizes

Olympians – All students who average a minimum of 5 days per week and 15 minutes per day will receive recognition