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Sign Up For Summer


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For more information, call 585-454-4596.

How to Practice – ONLINE!

Warner Iveris, Instructor
6 Thursdays, July 8-August 12, 2021
6:00-7:00 pm


NOTE: This class is being offered virtually. Online instruction with Hochstein is easy! To find out more about the technical requirements, click here.


Would you like to get more out of your practicing at home? Do you find yourself getting “stuck” or being unsure how to improve? How to Practice is a workshop for adult students to learn to practice more effectively and more enjoyably.

Each class consists of a lecture and a discussion. The lecture portion will present new ways of strategizing, organizing, and optimizing practice sessions. At the end of each class, students are given an assignment to help them apply the lessons from the lecture in their practice at home. The discussion portion of each class is where the students share their experiences with last week’s assignment, ask questions, and further explore the topic.

By the end of the class, each student will have a variety of new practice approaches to explore in more detail, an understanding of how to solve their own technical and musical problems, and a network of colleagues to help!


FEE: $10 registration fee, $102 tuition*; $78 if enrolled in individual summer lessons at Hochstein. (Fees are as of Summer 2021.)

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What previous students have said about this class:


“Warner’s course helped transform my instrument practice. I learned to create more targeted, enjoyable, and balanced practice sessions that increased my patience and resulted in more effective attempts to overcome technical problems.” - Joan


“Warner helps you understand elements of practicing and playing like a pro. He is always both engaged and engaging. He brings new insights and knowledge to class, but he also asks you to share challenges you’re facing and questions you might have, and he gives great responses when you do.” - Clyde


“The How to Practice class has brought me new perspectives in practicing a musical instrument. Good practice is so much more than just picking up the instrument and playing. This is a great class.” - Caisy


“Warner really got us ‘to think’ about what we are doing when we set out to practice. His classes were super well-prepared and his material was highly organized. He is a great listener and offered many good ideas to problems students encountered along the way. It was also valuable discussing these ideas with classmates. The entire experience was not only worthwhile, but highly enjoyable. I'm sorry the class is over! If you are investing time and money into music lessons, I can't think of a better way to spend your money than on this course." - Joyce