Bonnie Blanchard holds music and teaching degrees from the University of Washington. She began playing flute when she was 19, and later engaged in a series of private instruction on piano, violin, viola, voice, and flute. Bonnie Blanchard’s creative ideas and unbridled enthusiasm creates students who excel at their instrument, are frequent prize wi...nners, but most importantly love what they do. Bonnie is increasingly becoming well known as a pedagogue and speaker in the United States and Canada. Bonnie is the author of Making Music and Enriching Lives a Guide for All Music Teachers and Making Music And Having a Blast! a Guide for All Music Students and a new video for teachers, Music Games for Life! and is a writer for the Royal Conservatory of Music.  More

DIGITAL-ONLY CONTENT: 20 reasons students don't practice, part two

​Bonnie Blanchard set out to discover the reasons students don't practice in the last article. Here are some of her remedies!
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DIGITAL-ONLY CONTENT: 20 reasons students don't practice, part one

Here are the reasons . Click at the bottom of the page for Bonnie's superb ideas for engaging students!  ​ ​ They didn't sign up to practice. They don't think you care. They don't believe they can succeed. They don't know what to do. They don't know where to start. It doesn't work. They can't figure out how to fit it into their already bu...
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