Tuesday, March 30, 2010


We made it!  And congratulations on being a part of the first-ever BagpipeLessons.com 30 Day Practice Challenge.  Way back on Day One, I posed this challenge:

I invite you to join me and my students on a 30 Day Practice Challenge this month. The goal is to practice every day for 30 days straight. I have found through experience with my own piping and by teaching my students that a dedicated, sustained practice routine leads to big breakthroughs.

Here are the details:

Commit to practicing EVERY DAY for 30 days.

That's it.

And here we are at Day 30, the finish line. We covered a lot of ground over the past 30 days. But the main focus was to make your daily practice a priority and just put the time in each and every day for 30 days.

How did you do?

I'd like to offer my personal thanks to all of you who joined me on this 30 Day Challenge. Thanks to all of you who stuck with it and gave your 100% over the past month.  And thanks to those who contributed through their comments and posts.  I know the rest of you were following along and practicing at home.

Thank you!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi all,
After making a commitment to the Practice Challenge my good intentions were blindsided early in the month by a new labrador in the household who's needed more of my time than anticipated to settle in and exercise. I've still enjoyed checking on the daily blog updates and Facebook comments though and am plannign to have another attempt from beginning of April - kicking off on April Fools Day might just work in my favour??!! - reading the daily blogs again as I go.
One issue I struggle with is knowing what 'enough' daily practice is. Talking of wishes I'd love to be able to do 4 hours a day, BUT labradors and life intervene.
On a good day I try to fit in roughly 30 mins on chanter in the morning split 10mins on exercises and 20mins working on tunes and then, later after work 30mins on the pipes. Other days I have 30mins to work with and, being a bit of a perfectionist, get frustrated and feel I'm not making any progress, just squeezing stuff in.
Any comments anyone may have about how they deal with this would be appreciated.
And Jori, thankyou for the Challenge. Great idea!
REgards, Fran.