Studio Teams - 21 Consecutive Days of Practice Contest
Blue Team #1:
Red Team #2:
Green Team #3:
Orange Team #4:
Purple Team #5:
Lots of trophies and awards over the years! Check-out some of the past (and present!) winners . . . .
21 CD’s (Consecutive Days) of Practice Contest
How it works: Each week students record the dates of their practice sessions on the 21 CD Chart in their assignment notebooks.
Once a student has achieved 21 consecutive days of practice (21 days-in-a-row) they will move up a level. (Chart is in primary studio). All students begin at Level 1. Once a student reaches level 7 or higher they will win a practice trophy (presented at the Spring Studio Recital and Awards Ceremony in March/April) -- sizes and styles vary according to the year and level reached.
Additionally, students receive a prize at the lesson each time they move up a level.
The highest level reached to-date? 20 sets! (Wow. This student did not miss a single day of practice the entire school year!)
Studio Teams and Awards: Students are randomly placed on one of 5 teams: Blue, Red, Green, Orange, Purple. (Usually these are drawn at the Studio Awards Ceremony).
Each member on the WINNING TEAM (with the highest average) wins an additional team trophy award which is presented at the spring Awards Ceremony. (These team trophies are in addition to any individual trophy awards for those students achieving 7 or more levels.)
Why “21 days”? Did you know that some studies say it takes 21 consecutive days of repeating something to make it a habit? An important goal in learning anything, (especially a musical instrument) is to move new information from short term memory to long term memory. This makes it playing the instrument fun, automatic, and EASY. This is when musicians REALLY start enjoying their music-making. But, this requires regular, daily repetition.
A successful practice session should allow you to answer “yes” to the following questions:
For some great practice tips and fun videos on how to become an awesome checkout the PRACTICE TIPS webpage.