About 60% of my students are on board with my fall practicing incentive. On board means they are aware of how long they are playing each day, they want to report their minutes, and they have placed their first color shape on the board because they practice 100 minutes or more.
This studio wide art project will symbolize the many layers of musicality. It allows me to talk about this concept over and over again.
This fall incentive dovetails perfectly with my quest to ask better questions as many of my questions will be about adding more layers of musicality.
I am noticing the difference in participation and awareness as I expect my students to listen and evaluate their playing.