Top 5 Reasons to Practice Scales (and other technical exercises)


As a music teacher, I personally have a challenge getting students to enjoy practicing technique. There is the occasional student that likes working through the many hours of technical training that are necessary in each school year. Most students would rather do something else. This post is for the majority of students that have troubles with technique, let’s make this into a fun time at our instruments and achieve greatness!

I am a personal fan of the blog Color in my Piano, by Joy Morin. She has excellent insights and a lot of great ideas in the realms of music education. She is specifically a piano teacher yet a lot of her ideas can cross over from the piano to other musical disciplines.

Recently, I found a great article in the archives of Ms. Morin’s blog that offers insights on the topic of teaching scales and technique, please view the link below and enjoy these great ideas!



About mymuco1

Ian Green wears hats in many areas of the music industry including: co-founder of a technology start-up company that designs music education tools for mobile devices and the internet; music educator; music festival adjudicator; professional classical and jazz pianist; member in good standing of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association; member of provincial council of Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association; member of the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators Association (C.M.F.A.A.) Thanks!
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