Immediately following your lesson (or during it if your teacher agrees) you need to write down your ‘Master Plan’ for that week. You should spend a little time on this as you can only do this once during the week. Any changes will need to wait until the following week – remember one plan per week. You do not want to be one of those people who spend their practice time rewriting their practice plan.Are you one of those people that spends a lot of their practice time wondering what to do next? If so Master Plan is for you.
In your ‘Master Plan’ you should write in lots of detail exactly what you need to do for each practice session – the more detail the better. Write down which warm ups, exercises, scales, studies and pieces you will be practising along with how long you will practise them for. You should also write down next to each why you are practising them.
The final thing you need to do is to follow this plan very carefully for the following week. Do this and you are all set to make a big improvement this week.