Go From Chaos to Clarity in Your Music Practice
The Musician’s Practice Journal is a simple method to finally get organized and directed in your musical life. Instead of showing up for your music practice with confusion and lack of focus, the Musician’s Practice Journal guides you every single day, week by week, one month at a time. This ultimate practice tool illuminates the next step on your musical journey.
At the end of each week, journal prompts reveal the direction to go toward developing your authentic sound—the one that makes your heart sing.
The Musician’s Practice Journal method of journaling invokes the intuitive voice (your inner musical muse), as well as gives you a system and structure.
This specialized journal is the main tool of the method. It is designed for musicians to get inspired, track music practice, define practice segments, reflect weekly in writing, and set realistic goals for the coming week.
Go From Chaos to Clarity in Your Music Practice
What is the Musician’s Practice Journal?
The Musician’s Practice Journal is an ideal tool for the developing musician who enjoys journaling and thrives on the vital structure of support and accountability. Get real traction with your musical progress.
This is not necessarily about becoming a performer. The goal here is to provide an enjoyable, sustainable, and motivating method to discover your musicianship on a deeper level, as it appears before your eyes in your own writing and to your own ears as your music gets more authentic.
As a wellness habit, you nurture yourself every day when you give yourselves full permission to embrace your inner musician as you engage with your beloved instruments and journal privately. At the heart of this musical habit is the daily ritual of recording your practice followed by journaling on the daily Reflections page.
Finally, you can record your efforts by logging your minutes on the back cover. The commitment is a minimum of 10 minutes a day, which is logged old-school style. Why is logging the minutes important? The one differentiator of whether or not progress is made with your musicality comes down to one thing: how many minutes were spent with your hands on your instrument each day. Minute by minute, day by day, week by week, this is where the rubber hits the musical road.
The Musician’s Practice Journal is your daily companion. On these pages, you develop your true musical passions revealed by the voice of your inner musical muse which is seen in your own words in our journaling. The value of this simple practice is evident every time you use it. Each time you engage in this method, you make a deposit into your musical mastery account.
The Musician’s Practice Journal can be used as a solo practice or with others who are on the same journey. There are live, weekly Journaling Retreats online.
“This book is exactly what I’ve needed to help me organize, get unstuck, and commit to my music. Combining meditation with journaling is one exciting part of this journey. The author has obviously put a lot of thought into this process…ideas I would never have thought of! I am having so much fun reflecting, journaling, and sitting with the new ideas flowing from the tools of this practice. I love, love, love having a plan!”
“If you are a musician and love journaling this method is for you!”
I loved the idea of a journal that combines my love of journaling with my musical background. The book has many great ways to explore your inner musical muse. In the past, I have written about my musical beginnings, current activities, and plans for the future. However, I have never come across the idea of using meditations and writing prompts to begin journaling. I have always liked reading back on what I wrote. This method gives you the opportunity to do just that and set goals for the coming week. I am looking forward to seeing my musical vision unfold.”
“A wonderful tool for inspiration and focus!”
I especially like the tools of the Compass and Magnifying Glass to create reflection on how you have spent your musical week and where you might want to go. I am excited about using this method to integrate my musical interests and help me to choose paths for their growth. “
Susan M Beers
“A wonderful resource for inspiration and focus! I especially like the tools of the Compass and Magnifying Glass to create reflection on how you have spent your musical week and where you might want to go. I am excited about using this journal to integrate my musical interests and help me to choose paths for their growth.”
“Musician’s Heart Journey takes you on a path – your own personal journey – to dig deeper into the “why” music is important to you. The book very gently leads you into discovering what your musical self is truly all about. This is a positive book – no beating yourself up over not advancing, not being perfect with your music! This is a delightful and enjoyable read with short, manageable journaling exercises. Even if you have not journaled much before you’ll find this guided heart’s journey a calming part of your day.”
“This is a wondrous and beautiful journal. I am in awe of the work that the author put into this book. I love journals and, as a musician, this journal is one I am looking forward to using! The first 60 pages introduce the pattern and purpose of the journal. The rest of the book is 52-weeks of prompts following the guidelines. I really like the connection of writing and music that is important to me. I am looking forward to a year of getting deeper into my music and my understanding of it.”
“If you are a musician and love journaling, this book is for you! I heard about this book from a friend. I loved the idea of a book that combines my love of journaling with my musical background. The book has many great ways to explore your inner musical muse. This method helps prepare you to write. I really like reading back on what I wrote. This book gives you the opportunity to do just that and set goals for the coming week. I am looking forward to seeing my musical vision unfold. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to document their own musical journey.”
“I love this book! It is the exploration of the musician in your soul. I loved the meditations and the spaces to write my innermost musical thoughts, as well as the guidance it gives my journaling. This book opens the door to your musicality, exploring what you know and maybe opening yourself to trying something new! I recommend this book to any musician.”
“As a child, I was a music lover. We could not afford an instrument so I sung in church and school choirs. As an adult, I am now teaching myself how to play the keyboard. The tools in Musician’s Heart Journey are teaching me how to relax and think about what music means to me. This is a great book for anyone who desires to release anxiety, tension, or stress can learn how to focus and explore what is within.”