‘My Bag of Practice Tricks’ & ‘My Music Journal’ – Children’s Duo Bundle

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Help your students practice SMARTER not harder…

The ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ contains 43 highly effective & fun practice strategies, encouraging students to prepare, play and perform better, and with more confidence.  Suitable for a wide range of abilities from late elementary to advanced music levels.  It encourages problem solving and improves metacognitive learning.  These practice strategies will take you from starting a piece, through to deep learning and polishing it.  These practice tricks are addictive!  And it includes 11 practice tricks especially devoted to learning technical work… Boredom busters!

The companion ‘Music Journal’ fosters a self-regulating attitude – you can make it task or time focused, as you prefer.  The eight different sections, including Goal Setting page, Practice Stats Graphs, Countdown Calendars, Weekly Progress pages, Campaign Tracker, etc, are designed to give students direction and a sense of achievement.

With this bundle set, you get BOTH these booksand the Music Journal in TWO versions:

  • ‘My Own Bag of Practice Tricks’ – Original Children’s Edition – A colourful book of 43 great practice strategies, written in an engaging conversational style, and illustrated with eye catching, cartoon pictures to make each one memorable for children
  • ‘My Music Journal’ – 1st version – Colour – has 8 different sections – 125 pages – and covers a full year
  • ‘My Music Journal’ – 2nd version – Same content – This version has a few colour pages, but most of the pages in black & white, to make it cheaper to print
  • Great for distance learning via online lessons
  • Helps students to plan out & enjoy effective practice for the 6 days between lessons

Take a look inside ‘My Bag of Practice Tricks’…

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Take a look inside ‘My Music Journal’…

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Printing – Each book is A5 in size, in PDF format, ready to print it yourself or take it to a print shop. 

  • The Music Journal can also be printed in a larger size, for more writing space – select your page size in your printer settings.
  • The ‘Bag of Practice Tricks’ book finished size is A5, containing 36 pages, including cover.  We have designed this in a ready-to-print format – the 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 for both books.

These 2 books work well in tandem – ‘My Own Bag of Practice Tricks’ expands on the Campaign Tracker section in ‘My Practice Journal’, and the tracker section helps the student be methodical in working through several learning strategies with each piece.

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Save 10% with this set, compared to purchasing the individual books – This price is already marked down so you won’t need to worry about remembering a discount code during checkout.

Want more information? Find more here My Practice Journal and My Bag of Practice Tricks

You may also like these free Music Practice To-Do Lists – they work very well alongside our practice books!

Purchase Options:

‘One Student Only’ Option – 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.

‘Single Teacher – Studio Licence– Buy this unique book of practice tricks, 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 school with multiple teacher will need to buy one digital copy per teacher.  (See our Terms of Use policy below for more information)


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  • Just what we needed.

    We have used both the Music Journal and the Bag of Tricks, and found them to be helpful in practice and goals setting and tracking progress. My daughter uses a diary for each instrument and finds it helpful in tracking progress in each of her pieces and the practice tricks to enable her to continue to move forward with renewed momentum and ideas. Valuable asset. Thanks

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