Welcome to Best Practices - a resource for musicians looking for tips on how to practice and perform effectively, efficiently and safely.
This initiative was launched by the College Student Affairs Committee, a board-student committee focusing on student issues at NEC.
Our first entry is a paper written by Molly Gebrian, an NEC graduate who also has a degree in neuroscience. Scientific research has proven what you already know: all practices are not created equal! Molly’s work illustrates how the brain “locks-in” information acquired while practicing. This paper is written specifically for musicians, so you don’t need a degree in neuroscience to understand it. In the future, we’ll post similar articles on a broad array of topics, ranging from how to avoid repetitive stress injuries to dealing with performance anxiety.
We hope you find your Best Practice!
The NEC College Student Affairs Committee
Thomas Handel, Dean of Students and Staff