Announcing the release of Go Home and Practice. A music record book created by Night Writer Laura Vosika, it is based on 40 years of playing music on nearly a dozen instruments, and 27 of teaching private lessons.
“In years of teaching,” Laura says, “I have found that many people don’t really know how to practice. This book is designed to help provide direction, focus, and long and short-term goals that help make the most use of practice time.”
If you know someone just starting band or just starting lessons, this is a good way to start. It’s equally useful for more advanced musicians.
In using it with her own private students, Laura has found that those who use the book do progress more quickly and seem to gain a greater enthusiasm for playing, as they see the progress.
Laura holds a B.A. Music from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, and an M.S. Education from Old Dominion University in Virginia. She has played semi-professionally on flute, harp, and trombone, from solos to big bands to 200 voice classical oratorios. She taught school music and directed a school band in Washington State, and has taught private music lessons for 27 years.
Watch for Laura’s upcoming Food and Feast in the World of the Blue Bells Chronicles: a gastronomic historic poetic musical romp in thyme, due out in October.