Friday, October 2, 2015

A Little Practice Buddy

Sometimes it's just a little buddy that will kickstart practicing again. In my case it's this little Practice Monkey that I got for my Shoppe but any stuffed animal would work.
We use our practice monkey as an audience, a critic, an object for concentration, and a reward for good practicing. This little guy is always sitting around watching for good tone and happy playing. 
Today this little guy is making practice fun. 

Check out this video of our practicing today complete with chocolate on the face. It's over six minutes long. That's with all the parts I edited out. Caroline practiced this section for at least 20 minutes. It was really a tough one for her, but notice she is still smiling at the end of practicing. We also included another little guy we like to practice with.