In this episode of The Creative Life Podcast New York based trombonist and member of The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Weston Sprott shares with us his tips on building the perfect music practise routine. Weston talks about the differences between being an orchestral player in U.S orchestras and in Europe orchestras and tells us at what point in his career he sensed that he wanted to teach.
“Practise more efficiently and also practise shorter time frames. If you practise too much, you put yourself at risk of injury. You have to be very careful to make sure that you’re doing an appropriate amount of work, that you’re always getting better and that you’re always prepared, but not so much that you may hurt yourself.” – Weston Sprott
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‘Music Practise Routine’ Show Notes:
- How orchestra schedules differ
- How he got started on trombone
- Practise routines and focus
- Pomodoro Technique and time management
- Trombone online teaching and You Tube
- Knowing when to say “no”
- Meaningful experiences
- Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better by Doug Lemov
- Difficult Conversations: How to Discuss What Matters Most by Douglas Stone