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Music Student Series 1 : Improve your study effectiveness.

teacher avatar Ilse Lozoya, Music teacher and Online Educator

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Lessons in This Class

7 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. 3 main areas

    • 3. Technic

    • 4. Reading

    • 5. Repertoire

    • 6. Study Routine

    • 7. Conclusion

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About This Class

Are you a music student? If you are a studying music or planning to start doing it, this class is for you.

In this class we are going to analyze what takes to have an efficient study routine. Sometimes as musicians we are always struggling with many issues that stop us from getting the results that are expected. As a consequence our study lacks of effectiveness.

We are going to focus on:

- Understanding about studying music

- Technical exercises, reading and theory exercises and repertoire.

- How to develop an effective routine.

-Your musical moment.


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Ilse Lozoya

Music teacher and Online Educator



Hello Skillshare community!!

My name is Ilse Lozoya I am a pianist and educator, I love to teach online because I can share about music, piano, and education with student around the globe and I think this a wonderful thing in our days.

 My Skillshare classes are dedicated to music students, if you are a beginner or a advanced student I am pretty sure that you will find a class that can help you in your music journey, you will find classes basically about piano, music theory, ear training and education.





Here are the links to my classes:


        Piano Technique 101 #1   - The 7 Min Routine - See full profile

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1. Introduction: Hi. Welcome to this class. This glass is the number one in the music student Siri's. The purpose off this class is to talk about John playing. It's about germ playing. It's about your music and you're learning. If you are even watching this video is because your love music maybe you are actually taking piano lessons or guitar lessons, any instrument. Or maybe Joe. What's become a professional or dry considering? Just start playing an instrument. Well, it doesn't matter who you are, Which genera do you want to play? Which instrument do you want to play? If you want to become a professional or a good amateur, this glass is for you. What you need to do. You need to have an effective studied routine. Maybe you are math absolutely fine with the way that you're playing. Maybe do you don't have enough time to practice. And when your practice, you don't think that you are achieving your goals well. In this class, we're going to analyse important areas that any a student must develop. We need to boost your productivity. It doesn't matter if you practice 10 minutes daily or maybe five hours. You really need to take the mask off each minute that you spend your front off your instrument. I want to talk about your personal goals. Your musical moment, jurists daily routine. My name is still Selous. Oye, I'm going to be your instructor in this class and I'm very exciting. And I can't wait to share this information. That has been very helpful for me and for my students. Welcome. 2. 3 main areas: Well, First, let's think about what did you need to study? Maybe you are playing mention bow playing. Any instrument are studying because you want to play a certain piece. Maybe Do you want to generally interested in Lord? Learn all the theory and everything that is necessary to play well. But we need to understand in general judicial about your study in three areas, the 1st 1 IHS Ah, that has to do with technique all the technical exercises. This is very important and sometimes we don't pay enough attention to that. We have the reading exercises in this area. We can talk about furious. Well, this is important. How developed a good musical reading and repertoire? What is repertoire your wager analyzed in the next videos this tree areas. What? IHS Why is necessary to practice each off this areas on why they are very, very important. Each areas, absolutely essential injury music, a learning process. So if you want to take advantage of every minute that you spend, practice well, Judy, to understand what ISS to study music efficiently and your regionalized that on the next videos 3. Technic: Let's talk about technique out exercises. What is technique? Maybe you have heard of this. Maybe you You have said, well done. Musician seems to have a very good technique. Or maybe your teacher have told you that you need to have has told you that you need to have ah, improve your technique. Well, imagine that you are a professional soccer player and even that you have amazing and statistics and you're really you know, do you have many goals in a match? Joining to practice Bailey, do you have to wrong on do's certain type of exercises that I'm going to help you? True, The very effective in the field? Well, this is about technique. It's the same initiations. We need to acquire technical skills. This is going to prepare you for play your repertoire. You will be able to play better any piece if you have the correct technical skills. Of course, each instrument is different and has ah, something. And for example, if you play flutes journey to develop a group breathing and there are certain exercises thing, you got exercises that I'm going to help you. If you are a singer, you're going to half that situation. But if you are a pan history to play both hands, so each instrument has articular to make up exercises can be arpeggios and scales, course rhythmical exercises and many, many. There are tons off from a technical exercises that can help you to develop. Add Ian. You will be able to express with dynamics I share. What do you want to really share through music, and you will be able to control your sound when you play. How the in have a good technique? It's going to make you play better and enjoying music. So sometimes this exercises at not greedy or favorite part off our study routine, but are necessary. So if we understand the purpose on the benefits we want be struggling with those exercises anymore. And then, as clapped next class migrants took about reading Ansari 4. Reading: Now let's analyze the second area that you need to develop if you are studying music. This is about the breathing exercises. Sometimes people study music at late, do not want to read, and they just start developing everything by year end. That's absolutely OK. Maybe you have us do our, Ah, a self thought student, and you don't want to read. Okay, that's perfectly correct. But if you read, that is really going to help you to be able to keep learning on play many, many pieces that maybe you are not at that point off being capable to play them by year. So if you start practicing reading exercises, that is going to prove you're reading. Sometimes we don't want to read because we think it's true Snow, which at the beginning it is. It's not as fast at start playing just a companion show or playing courts. That's that's true. But it's really going to help you If you practice reading exercises off course, your region is going to prove, and you're going to develop accuracy in your repertoire, dr. One. To be able to play better on the more sacked way, not approximate approximate stations. The way did you play? They're going to be able to play exactly what You what? The song ISS and give you in a consistent way. Practice Reading you're going Just not. Is that George Want to be able to read faster through time? It won't take you so long to read any peace. There are many breathing methods. By this I mean reading books that has, ah, that half small exercises. For example, I don't know, 100 reading exercises. Each instrument is different and each exercises developed to learn something you. So this is a very good recommendations. Many teachers work with their students first with technical exercises and then reading methods. So it's a very important, important area that we need to achieve his go to keep your many benefits. Willie, it doesn't matter. They won't take you much time to read the repertoire. This is one of the benefits. Of course, you're not going to be struggling. One year, 11 beast you will be read faster will be reading faster on. Most importantly, it will keep your freedom to play more pieces. Now your homework. Sometimes when we played by ear, we know a couple of songs. But with this, actually the old all the options are are thousands off pieces that you could be able to read. And this is a really amazing It's going to be there, give you so much freedom. Good idea. It is going to make you play better. It makes you play better and enjoy music. Because, George, if you like a sound drive, will you go and you look for the for the sheet music and you will be able to read that So it is going to give you many satisfactions. So go on your reading exercises and practice them in the next class. We're going to next lesson. We're gonna talk about repertoire. 5. Repertoire: now the next area that they're going to unionize is repertoire. What is repertoire? Well, repertoire You call repertoire to musical pieces. But this I'm not talking about exercises. I Children The last video that when we talk about reading exercises, we have reading methods that are not exactly peace. Is your progressive exercises to improve your reading, but in this case is just musical pieces can be anyone. Camp. The original compositions for your instrument but can be also arrangements. Maybe it's a popular to for orchestra that somebody made the arrangement for piano, and there are chance of arrangements according to your level onto your instruments, which is great. So sometimes repertoire is developed at the same time, and it is the best idea. The best decision to work some repertoire at the same time that you're working with reading methods on technical exercises as something very important about it, is that repertoire it needs to help you to play better, and you must practice bringing on technique. If you have practicing reading and you technical skills are well developed, you won't have any plug problem when you play any piece off your repertoire that it's according to your level. Sometimes we want to set Ah, goals that well. I'm going to play this very popular piece and sometime it's too difficult for us on what is going to happen. It's that we are not going to play the piece well. So when we talk about repertoire, it's very greater to go at your own pace. Don't try to play very difficult pieces because you are going to spend so much time, and Jordan was going to play them well because they are not at your level. So it is very important to to understand. But something excellent is that we actually we practice reading antennae. Cal exercises because we want to play pieces. And so this is a part of the pieces repertoire Agrippa. Tom makes you play better. Why did you want Maybe you feel so so happy when you finally are playing any some, uh, special song that you want to play and this is the Roberto. So make sure to play all this areas that we analyzed before you know that that enjoy and played your repertoire in the best way possible 6. Study Routine: Now let's talk about your kiss, Daddy or T. This is very, very important to understand. We have analyzed treat main areas that you need to read up every time. Did you study? Can we call exercises, Region exercises and repertoire. But how to organize your study routine? You want to approach this three areas that every time that you sit and practice your instrument, you need to organize underside. What to study on? Because your teacher is not there, suggesting you and tell you want to study. Sometimes we really for for God. Absolutely. We will forget at that moment what we did on our class and we start having mistakes. We need to set a realistic time for study. This was absolutely important. Us. I I've told you before. If you are busy, maybe do you cannot to spend a tree for hours as you wish. And that's a reality, Will. You don't need to be strolling with that and feel that you you're not capable to to achieve your medical ghost. You have to set a realistic time for study. If the practice 30 minutes daily, it's much better than two hours once a week. That's the reality. So do you have to be realistic and be consistent on the way to play this? Would you have? This is what you have to study. So if you are going to practice 45 minutes, for example, I recommend you to go 15 minutes charger, technical exercises. Then you can practice 20 minutes or 15 minutes a little with the fear Your reading on danger Goal to your repertoire for one day. You can if you're poor. If your study routine is not that alone one day you can practice always warm up exercises, then reading on the other day repertoire if you are have not ah longer stallion routine. If you are practicing, for example, two hours and you can practice a tree parts off your of your story your studies this important, but you need to go out at your own pace. Sometimes we really one day do you just wake up and feel so motivated and say, Well, I'm going to study a lot on that not happen. And so do you feel frustrated at the end of today? So you really need to go address, please. Maybe you have tons of time and you are you want to become a professional, and one day you say, Well, today, I'm going to start six hours. But if you don't play that if you're say routine, it's not that long. You're going to be strong, and so maybe you will try to go 1st 2 hours and three hours and but not maybe one week, two hours and the next 13 hours. Or you can split your sessions one hour in the morning, another in the afternoon. Try to be creative and go at your own pace. You need to be persistent in order to achieve your goals, but know what to do. 7. Conclusion: we're now at the end of this class. But before finishing, let's talk about your musical moment. This is really important to understand and have a good approach. So worth this subject. What did you want? We have analyzed what is to have a very good a study routine. What are the main areas off any musical learning Even if you want, you are playing guitar, your singing or any instrument. We are now at the point that you have to make a brief reflection. What do you want? Why are you studying music? I will say that is because that you love music and you have something to express true music . Maybe you want to have music, A special holiday. You you want to become a professional or very well, I'm in a very dedicated amateur, and if this it's absolutely OK and excellent, you have to consider this. You have to consider your back from sometimes we struggle because we are adults and we just decided to start learning an instrument. Our thing that we are, uh, not in a good age, but this is not necessarily true. Maybe we have been studying since we were kids, so each person is different. You have to think about your background. This is important. You have to think about your activities if you are working, if you have a family and you need to stay home or maybe do our full time music student, because why is this important? It does not affect the fact that you want to become. I'm decision whether amateur, professional, digital off music. But you have to establish your goals and be realistic. Go step by step. That's why this activities can affect you and it's important to consider this if your work and you have to already have to stay home, you have Children that you have to take care off. Well, maybe you cannot to spend 45 days, five hours a day practicing. But that does not mean that you cannot take advantage of the meat of the moment and the time that you have Well, you don't have to feel so stress or things that you cannot do something in music. What do you want to achieve? This is important. Have to consider this. What did you need to do? Maybe you have to establish seven minutes daily routine. You have to try to search moments a quiet moment where you can go on your instrument. Maybe you have the time, but you are not well organized. So that's what you have to think. What did you need to do to achieve your goals? Sometimes we are struggling with want to. We set not realistic goals and would say, I'm going to practice for hours when I come back to from work. But that does not happen, and I feel frustrated. But the good news is that it doesn't matter. You cannot. First, you have to stop. You said You cannot change the way you play of your study having to one they that's a reality. If I'm starting, I cannot play may be amazing. Large, long and difficult pieces tomorrow, but journey to go that step by step. You have to take your time. Go at your own pace and a stomachs. What you can do. Do you need to have a girl? Nice it if you didn't start playing an instrument since you were a child, that does not mean that you cannot do many things to music. You want to express on the main the main purpose or the main motivation off you playing music is because you love music, so you need to have a girl's mindset and go at your own pace. Take one step at a time and most importantly, start making changes today. Think out of the box and start making changes today one step at a time and you'll really see how would you can't play better and feel motivated because you are reaching your musical goals. My name is insulin, so yeah, it has been a really for leisure true share with you all this tips in this class anger to keep sharing more information about how to develop speed, how to develop a good Michiko memory and many other topics that are very relevant to any music students. Thank you. Thank you for lending you part of your line.