My Music Journal | Practice Log Book

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As teachers and musicians, we know how helpful it can be to track your music practice. We know it’s important to be methodical with what, when, and how you practice! But this can all feel a bit daunting for students. And that’s where this unique, new Music Journal practice log comes in. This isn’t just any common old music diary or practice log, this one is specially DESIGNED for SUCCESS!

Help your students keep their practice on track and feeling rewarding. Specially custom designed, with EIGHT different sections to help students focus their practice efforts, this is a practice log which will make mid-week practice more efficient and effective!

‘My Music Journal’ Practice Log Features:

  • A Goal Setting page – students can write down the dream music goals.
  • Colourful Countdown Calendar – including ‘Mini-goals’ to help student reach their main goal.
  • Student Practice Stats Chart for students to track their practice from week to week.
  • Weekly Journal practice log pages for tracking progress between lessons.
  • Campaign Tracking pages to break down each of the students’ main pieces.
  • Practice tips – to help students at home when they get ‘stuck’.
  • Parent-Teacher correspondence pages, and more.
  • A total of 125 pages in EIGHT unique & helpful sections.
  • The Music Journal practice log is also very useful for distance learning online – Use it to help students plan out effective practice for the week.

With enough weekly journal pages to last for a whole year, both ‘task’ and ‘time’ focused, this music practice log will help both student and teacher to stay on track in the private music studio.  Designed to improve learning and motivation, this will help your students budget their time and effort, and be ready for music competitions, exams and other performances throughout the year.

Print it yourself, or take it to Officeworks or a print shop – This PDF file is intended to print as an A5 book, ready to be comb-bound and put to use, but you can also print it in A4 size to allow more writing space if you prefer – just set your preferred paper size in your printer settings.

This Practice Journal is recommended from Intermediate through to Advanced levels.

Take a look through some sample pages…

This Music Journal also includes THREE bonuses:

BONUS 1 – Multiple Cover Art – 20 alternate cover/artwork designs are included, so you can change it up from year to year.

BONUS 2 – Double the VALUE – When you buy this book, we automatically include TWO versions:

  • First Version – The original edition, in full colour – kids love colour!
  • Second Version – The alternate edition – identical in content but cheaper to print as over 100+ pages are black and white only – More economical when printing costs are an issue.

BONUS 3 – Now with an extra ‘Music Doodley’ Cover Art option!

This practice journal works well with our Bag of Practice Tricks.  The ‘Campaign Tracker’ section in this book works in tandem with our student’s book of practice strategies, ‘My Bag of Practice Tricks’.  You can also check out our Practice Book Bundle – where we offer both the Practice Journal and the Bag of Tricks as a discount package.

Listen in on an independent music teacher’s video review:

You may also like these FREE Practice To-Do Lists – they work well with our practice books!

Purchase Options:

‘Single Teacher – Studio LicenseThis option grants you a license to print this book for all your own regular students, that you teach directly and personally, for your lifetime.  The printed books themselves may not be sold, but the actual cost of printing cost may be passed on to the student. Of course, the product files may never be shared with students, or anyone else.  Music school with multiple teacher will need to buy one digital copy per teacher.  (See our Terms of Use policy below for more information.)

‘One Student Only’ Option – This option grants you a license to print this book for one student only. Parents can use this option to download, print and use it for their own child.  Neither the files nor the printed book may be given to anyone else, under any circumstances.

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General Information:

All our materials are available immediately, by digital download, from your customer account dashboard.  And don‘t forget, we maintain all your ’88 Musical Keys’ resources, in your own private, Customer Dashboard…for free. Purchase once, and you can download, print and use it ANY time – including any file updates we add!


For great value, all options here include a Single Teacher Studio License – You may print this Music Journal for all the students you teach directly and personally, for your lifetime! (Music schools with multiple teachers will need to purchase a copy for each teacher using this material, of course. Contact us if you need a ‘multiple teacher’ license.) 

How to Download: 

We recommend downloading the music journal using a computer (rather than a phone or other device) to make it quick and easy, and a hard-wired internet connection will make it faster, of course.  Print it yourself, or take it to a print shop.  In either case, the PDF files are set up ready to print on both sides of the page, giving the flashcards, games, worksheet activities and kits a professional presentation.  Printing and playing instructions for all resources are included! 


All our download files are in PDF format, ready to save, print and use. When printing, we recommend using either Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) PDF software, or ‘Nitro PRO’ software, to open & print our PDF resources.  You can also open our PDF files using Google Chrome, and print directly from there.  (Other PDF software may or may not print as reliably as these 3 options for these files.)

Unzipping’ Bundled Files:

Some files, especially our ‘bundles’ are in zipped folders to make them compact and easier to transfer.  To unzip these you can download a free program HERE

‘Online & On-Device’ teaching resources:

Our ‘online’ and ‘on-device’ teaching resources, such as tutorials, slideshows and online/digital games, will be saved directly to your Google Drive, ready for you to use whenever needed.

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     If you have any questions, please check the FAQ’s at the bottom of our HOME page.  If your question is not answered there, please email us at info@88musicalkeys.com  –  Thank you.

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