Practical Suggestions to Improve Your Trombone Playing #1

—try not to miss—even if you have only a short time to practice. Try to practice around the same time of the day.

This tip came from my undergraduate trombone professor and I cannot stress it enough to students. Make time everyday to pick up your instrument and practice. Often, when I have felt I was too tired to do anything more than just long tones, whether it would be from a long day of classes to running after three boys, I suddenly would find myself in the middle of a full practice session and I felt that  the daily pressures were long behind. Getting started on a task is half of the battle!