‘My Bag of Practice Tricks’ – BOTH Editions

Do your students really know how to practice music?  Have you ever wished that they would know how to go about their music practice, without using up more valuable lesson time explaining it again? (Are you interested in ‘gamifying’ music practice time to boost student engagement?…)

Then this book set may be for you!  This duo Teacher’s Bundle set includes both ‘My Bag of Practice Tricks’ Books, complete with Studio Licence. Great for music lessons… Great for music practice!

Full of helpful, accessible music practice strategies gleaned from years of private music teaching.  The concise, colourful, fun, kid-friendly layout allows students to quickly get music practice help to make the best use of those six days in between their music lessons!  Teachers can implement the book’s learning strategies in lessons, to support and reinforce its use at home.

With the same basic information in each book, this Bundle gives you BOTH versions:

The Children’s Edition – Bright and colourful, with cartoons to encourage curiosity and music practice exploration, AND the Older Student’s Edition – Great for teenagers and adults – text, fonts and graphics have been revised and modified to interest the older student.

  • 43+ efficient and fun Practice Tricks – with almost infinite combinations – to make mid-week practice more effective & engaging
  • Including 11 BOREDOM BUSTING Practice Tricks specifically for technical work!
  • Both versions – one for children and one for older students. Each book is customised to suit the intended age range.  The design encourages students to engage & achieve, and graphics support the text throughout.
  • ‘Tricks’ for all stages of learning, from starting a new piece, through deep learning, memorising, polishing and performing.
  • Fosters healthy meta-cognitive learning.
  • Makes professional practice strategies accessible to students, in a fun way
  • Gives even non-musical parents a way of helping at home, if needed!
  • Suitable for Late Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced levels

Take a look inside the Older Student’s Edition…

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Take a look inside the Children’s Edition…

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Suitable for students from late elementary right through to advanced grade levels – Many of these tricks can be used and combined in different ways, making them very versatile.

Printing – These book files are designed to be printed on A4 paper, for easy printing. After folding down the middle the final book size is A5, with 36 pages including the cover. All printing and assembly instructions are included. The files are in PDF format, ready to print it yourself or take it to a print shop.  To print in other slightly different paper sizes, select ‘fit to page’ in your printer settings.

  • Each of the ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ books are A5, containing 36 pages, including cover.  We have designed these in a ready-to-print format – these PDF files print on A4 paper, in landscape direction, double sided, making it more cost effective for you to print.  (To print on letter paper, change the the paper size in your printer setting.) 
  • Printing instructions are included 

Great for distance learning via Skype or Zoom type lessons – helps students to problem-solve their own practice issues mid week.  These practice tricks are good for many instruments, but especially useful for piano.

This Duo Set comes complete with a ‘Single Teacher Studio Licence’ – Buy this unique practice tips book set, and print it for all your own regular students, that you teach directly and personally, for life.  The printed books themselves may not be sold, but the actual cost of printing cost may be passed on to the student (product files may never be shared with students, or anyone else).  Music schools with multiple teachers will need to buy one digital copy per teacher.

Save 66% with this set, compared to purchasing each of the individual books – This price is already marked down so you won’t need to worry about remembering a discount code during checkout.

Need a Practice Logbook?

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The ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ books correlate to the ‘Campaign Tracker’ in My Practice Journal practice log – click to take a look through. We also offer these books as a Discount Bundle


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Get the ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ Children’s Edition, by itself, here

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Get the ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ Older Student’s Edition, by itself, here

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You may also like these free Music Practice To-Do Lists

General Information:

All these 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!

Licensing: For great value, all options here include a Single Teacher Studio License:

You may print these activities, games, music, cards and posters 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 these resources 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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