This project is designed for students at every level, from the five-year-olds in my beginning class (and their parents), to professionals. The reflection questions are very open-ended and relevant to all, and often, modifications are given for the more advanced practicer. For example, during Week 2: Putting In The Time, students are challenged to practice every single day. However, for a student who already practices on a daily basis, they might have a goal of practicing for a certain amount of time every day.
I also want to list some supplemental resources that students and parents may find helpful as they prepare to explore the world of their practicing:
For Parents of Young Students (12 and under):
Helping Parents Practice, by Edmund Sprunger
For Independent Practicers (Teens and up):
Practicing for Artistic Success, by Burton Kaplan
The Musician's Way, by Gerald Klickstein
Practice, by Simon Fischer
Written thoughts on my musical life.