Need some inspiration to get more practice time in? Check out some of the articles below:

1. Paralyzed by Perfection – Advice for finding the balance between “perfect” and “good enough” because neither is the right answer.

2. Putting in the Time – Why you should make more time for practice.

3. 8 Ways to Improve without a Music Teacher – A collection of tips for when you are working at your instrument on your own.

4. 15 Tips for Overcoming Your Music Plateau – We all hit plateaus as we seek to improve at our craft(s). Here are a few tips for how to get through them.

5. Work Hard, Play Hard – Why talent isn’t enough to succeed in music.

6. 8 Practice Tips – A few things I learned during my Project 365.

7. Balancing the Business and Creative Aspects of Music – How long should I practice and how long should I devote to music marketing? We attempt to tackle the two most important aspects of any music career in this article.

8. 4 Ways to Find Time to Practice – Need to find more time to practice? Here are a few of our suggestions.

9. 10 Ways to Become a Better Musician – A fun print out for your practice wall.

10. 10 Tips for How to Practice Even When You Don’t Want to – A must read for when you don’t feel like practicing.

11. Practice and Practical Application – a guest post from Teen Jazz Artist Sean Winter.

12. Is It Talent or Hard Work? – Does hard work always trump talent?

13. How to Get the Most Out of Your Music Lessons – Teachers can give you the tools to succeed, but it’s up to you to use them.

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Published by Shannon Kennedy

Shannon Kennedy is a vocalist and saxophonist living in Southern California. She is author of "The Album Checklist" and the founder of Teen Jazz. She has been contributing articles to music magaizines and websites since 2004.

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