Who Has Time to Practice?

Well, not too long ago I wrote about not making excuses for being too busy to post or practice, but what have I done now? Besides my 9-5, I’ve taken on a contract editing job that will keep me incredibly for the next month. Ah, the things we do for a little extra money! So when am I supposed to practice? Do you know the saying, “The busier you are, the more you get done?” I’ve got a strategy!

First, I’ll get up a little earlier (not an easy feat for me) so I can practice for 15-20 minutes before going to work. Then in the evening I’ll get in another 20 minutes or so. Not much all together, but enough to keep my basic chops up so I won’t embarrass myself teaching lessons or on a gig. One thing I know for sure is that if I try to practice after I have everything else done, it either won’t happen, or it will be so unproductive that it could even be harmful. I’d love to hear other people’s strategies!

So, is it possible to learn Ian Clarke’s Zoom Tube and memorize Piazzola’s Tango Etudes in just 15 minutes a day? I guess for the next month, it’ll have to do!