Sometimes I’m asked to accompany one special during the course of a month. Sometimes I’m asked to accompany two or more specials during a month.
For the two or more specials, finding time to practice can be a challenge.
Remembering when I said I would practice is also a challenge.
Take yesterday, for example.
During the day, I received a text asking if I could practice that night at church. Of course, I replied. I said I would try to get there early (hence scheduling practice before the service and not after.)
Now, I was raised to keep my word. So if I say I’m going to practice, I need to be there.
Since I’m a busy person, I need all the help remembering what comes next.
To help me, I set a reminder on my phone. I set the reminder to alert me early enough so I could leave the house in time. (I live 30 minutes away from church.)
It worked and I made it to practice on time.
Also yesterday, I received a text to check my email about practice with another group. I checked my email, saw the question about practicing next week, and replied that I could practice at that time.
They replied that I will get another email with more specific practice details. Something to look forward to for next week…
How do you schedule practice times?
This post is part of a series I’m doing this month called “On-the-Go Pianist.” Click here to see all the posts!