Practice Prep. B, I. Amber Nicole Dilger, instructor.
This is the single most important class you can take to help you get better at any instrument. We work together to help clarify what you are working toward and then help you plan out how to get there. All lives have challenges, and as a supportive team we will figure out how to create a practice plan that will become a habit, even when the craziness of life swirls all around you.
Optimize Noticing Skills-Mindfulness for Musicians. B, I, A. Amber Nicole Dilger, instructor.
The ability to notice things, both in your environment and within yourself, is key to helping you be better at your instrument and better as a performer. We will learn basic mindfulness exercises that we can add into our practice routine, and find the fun in growing our noticing skills.
Practice SMARTER, not harder. B, I. Amber Nicole Dilger, instructor.
There has been a lot of research done into how we learn. Let’s use science to help us get better results in less practice time! Learn how to practice SMARTER, not harder.
Creating Your Practice Space. B, I. Amber Nicole Dilger, instructor.
Let’s tweak your practice space so you feel comfortable to make whatever kinds of sounds you want. Messy sounds, loud sounds, beautiful sounds… they should all feel comfortable to come out and play!
Intro to Improv Thinking. B, I. Amber Nicole Dilger, instructor.
Learn some useful tips and tricks from the world of acting improvisation to help in performance situations when things don’t go as expected. We’ll play group games together and practice our ability to stay in the moment and create in the moment.
Performance Anxiety: tips & tricks. B, I. Amber Nicole Dilger, instructor.
We’ll learn research-proven ways to help us feel more in control and less anxious while performing.
Listening Exploration: Tips & Tricks. B, I, A. Amber Nicole Dilger, instructor.
What is Listening Exploration and how can we use it to be better performers and appreciators of music? Explore fun resources and share your favorite music and artists with others.
Online Open Mic- hosted by Amber Nicole. B, I, A. Amber Nicole Dilger, instructor.
Whatever your ability level, if you’d like to work on your performing and presentation skills, this class is for you! We’ll sign up ahead of time so you know what class day you’ll be sharing your music with us. We’ll also cover ways to be supportive audience members and learn to give constructive comments.
This noticing exercise is the single most important thing to practice every day. By spending even one minute a day to train your brain to notice what you are focusing on and redirect your attention when it goes "off task," you can learn a skill that will help you improve faster, have more confidence in performing, and be a more effective and compassionate communicator.