A place to focus on practice that is free from family traffic and distractions. Sounds like the perfect place to practice but is it so easy to find? Here are two examples of different spaces for your ideal home practice space.
Home Music Room
Do you have the luxury of a dedicated music room in your home? Outfit your room with a swivel office chair for your practice partner, wall mounted bluetooth speakers for listening to your Suzuki recordings or your last recital and a cabinet to file and store your music. Include a wall hanger for your violin or viola so it's always ready to go! A white board is handy for reminders and tracking assignments. Keep hydrated with a water bottle. And for some finishing touches include a motivational poster and a graphic rug that echoes the keys on a piano. A bold red music stand and a potted plant add striking pops of color to an otherwise neutral room.
Shared Space Practice Corner
Do you practice in a shared space? Why not make it extra special with your favorite colors? First, make the perfect practice corner with folding instrument and music stands. Next, use a zippered music bag to contain all your music, shoulder rest and pencils. You'll find this portable bluetooth speaker handy to connect to the Suzuki recordings you have stored on a mobile device. Finally, add some fun items to make your practice area special--a foot chart rug, a colorful bead counter for repeats and a letter board for messages. The best part? When you are finished practicing everything can be hidden away in a big floor basket. It's a convenient practice space close to the family that doesn't take up a lot of room in your home.
Will you add some of these elements to your home practice space? Let me know in the comments below.