FREE Practice Tips

FREE Practice Tip of the Week Newsletter

David Motto's FREE Practice Tips

Creative and proven practice tips.
Delivered weekly via email.
Read by musicians on six continents.
For all instrumentalists and singers.
For every style of music.

Helping musicians improve is my life’s work.

I’ve been researching the best way to learn musical instruments since 1997. During that time I’ve read every book, journal article, and website I could find on this important and intriguing topic. I’ve attended and given lectures, seminars, and master classes to explore this simple question:

What is the most efficient and effective way to learn to play a musical instrument?

We all know that playing music is the most amazing thing in the world. If you’re ready to be really good at it, I’m here to help you.

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