If you are working on learning anything, it is no secret that you have to dedicate some time to it...
It is actually amazing how much our brains are capable of adapting to and learning different things, and that is all possible by simply dedicating time to doing it.
Even the brain science tells us it really as simple as: you will get good at whatever you spend time doing.
Now of course there are ways to be more efficient, and also some ways you can waste your time when you are practicing the clarinet, but that is a topic for another blog post.
Today, I just want to talk about the best way to ensure you are getting in the time you need to reach your clarinet dreams.
Obviously, the amount of time will be different whether you are a beginner just trying it out maybe doing 30 minutes 4 times a week, or someone pursuing a career in clarinet in which case it may be 2, 4, or even 8 hours every day!
Either way the best way to ensure you are getting the amount of practice in that you need to succeed, is to have a dedicated, Sacred Practice Time.
What I mean by this is that you actually plan into your schedule when you are going to practice each day, and you stick to it, just like as if it was a class you had to go to or an important meeting with your instrument.
It may not be the same everyday, but if you can plan out something like this:
Wednesdays: 1-3pmThursdays: 5-7pm
Then make it a sacred time that you cannot schedule over, you will have much more success getting in your required practice time.
If you leave practicing up to whenever you feel like it, there will be many times that you struggle to get the motivation to do it, but if you have a dedicated time that you practice whether you want to or not, you will find yourself becoming more productive and probably enjoying your practice time more as well!