in person or via zoom
Fact: Students are hungry for practice tips and a new kind of empowered, positive truly 21st century approach in the practice room. As a workshop presenter, Susanna Klein folds the latest positive psychology research and high performance tips into wildly dynamic, entertaining, and interactive workshops with students. Workshops have kept students buzzing long after the standing ovation. Workshops help students progress faster, become smart practicers, and take charge of their own destiny.
How to Build a Practice Habit
So much time, so little to do, and so much Netflix to catch up on. When the Coronavirus shut down schools and concert halls across the United States, it also crushed motivation. Key elements of the musical process went offline: discipline structure, friends, rewards, deadlines.
This workshop is designed to provide simple solutions for complex musicians based on research from the human behavioral sciences. The scientific literature can show us how to build - or restore - a practice habit. The same principles can be used to lengthen, deepen, and widen our practice, and make it more fun and fulfilling.
This 90 min. interactive work shop via zoom gives musicians the tools and resources to build great practice habits, one day at a time, even when things get tough.
Power Practice with Apps
Data driven, efficient, healthy and fun - that's what great practice should be. Apps can transformative in the practice room if you have the right ones and know how to get the most out of them.. This workshop is geared towards students for all instruments. Interactive, hands-on workshop with students with iPad and iPhone.
Interactive demo of the five hottest apps for transformative practice sessions:
The Artist Athlete - Injury Prevention for Musicians
Injury rates among musicians are epidemic and definitely preventable. This 50-70 min. presentation covers the following topics: scope of the problem, common injuries, causes, solutions and tools for prevention - everything NASM wants schools to cover. It can be presented for instrumentalists alone, or instrumentalists and singers.
The presentation provides the participants with strategies for injury prevention based on the latest scientific research.
what are the most common injuries?
what causes or contributes to injuries?
best injury prevention techniques
hearing damage facts and prevention info
great apps for data driven & efficient practice
discussion & QA
take home handouts + pdf language for the school files
50, 60, or 75 minute presentation, depending on client needs.
PDF handout and electronic copy for student handbook
Poster campaign PDF file for awareness around school
“Susanna Klein has an uncommon ability to connect with students - her blend of humor, warmth, and genuine excitement about music and teaching create an atmosphere ideal for student learning and exploration.”
“Susanna’s insights into how students learn and how to help them become more effective in their practicing is great, but not simply because of her pedagogical acumen - it is her ability to help students discover, or rediscover, joy in music-making that makes her approach special. Her enthusiasm is contagious!”
“Susanna Klein's lecture was loaded with useful tips on injury causes and prevention. Coming from an active musician/performer/pedagogue, the presentation couldn't have been more actual and welcoming due to the fact that so many of performing musicians and students suffer from some form of injury. It is a subject on every performer's mind and definitely not talked enough about. All the students and faculty walked away with new understanding on the causes and prevention of injury. Entirely to the point, thoroughly researched, Susanna's lecture in its delivery left the college students informed and enlightened”
What faculty members are saying:
What students are saying:
"♡ it and ♡ you - it was great. Having the stats gave me a whole new perspective"
"Great! Very informative on what I was doing wrong. This was very helpful on how I can use my limited time!"
“Very informative and useful. This should be talked about more!”
"It had a treasure trove of valuable information."
“The presentation as a whole is really motivating. I know so much more now, and know how to implement strategies”
“My biggest issue in general is practice habits. The stats on injuries were surprising - this is really important information”
"What an excellent presentation! Informative, useful, and really interesting"
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