Summer NAMM Show Presentation

ThorntonClineGuest Post: Thornton Cline, author of Practice Personalities: What’s Your Type? and the soon-to be released 60 minute DVD video, Practice Personalities published by Centerstream Publishing distributed by Hal Leonard Publications.


Music Industry Day presentation of Practice Personalities: Effective and Efficient Ways To Practice According To Your Personality at the Summer NAMM Show on Saturday, July 13 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. to be held in the NAMM Idea Center (booth #1254) in the new Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee.

Are you getting the most out of your practice time as a musician? Did you know that your personality can affect the way you practice? In this session, nine practice personalities will be revealed, based on observations and interviews with over 1,000 music students and 25 years of teaching experience. Join Thornton Cline and a panel of distinguished music educators and students for an interactive and fascinating session.

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Practice Personalities: What’s Your Type?

Teaching is one of the greatest responsibilities in society. It’s an art form that requires craft, patience, creativity, and intelligence. Practice Personalities: What’s Your Type? will help teachers, parents and students realize the challenges of practicing, understand the benefits of correct practicing, identify and understand nine practice personality types, and employ useful strategies to effectively motivate and inspire each type of student. The accompanying CD demonstrates effective practice strategies for selected piano, violin and guitar excerpts from the book.

Check out the Centerstream Catalog here.

This DVD is based on an intriguing premise that each student has a particular “practice personality” and is motivated to practice in different ways depending on their individual disposition.  It’s format may appeal to independent teachers who are looking for an informal, straightforward book with simple tips and practical strategies…   American Music Teacher

 It is not very often that you find a book such as this, that helps an upcoming musician refine their practice techniques.  As a musician and teacher I have been searching for something that helps students and myself get the most out of practice time.  The answer to our prayers is here in Thornton Cline’s Practice Personalities: What’s Your Type?   Dr. Cline has gone through and identified nine different personality types, and helped students and teachers figure out which personality type they have, and how to apply it to their practice.  Since reading this book, I have had a better understanding of how to help my students get the most out of practicing, and help them grow as better and stronger musicians!  This is simply a must have for any musician!   Emily Mabe-Strings Teacher-Sam Ash Music, Raleigh, N. C.


Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group, the trade book division of Hal Leonard Corporations, publishes books on the performing arts under the imprints Hal Leonard Books, Backbeat Books, Amadeus Press, and Applause Theatre and Cinema Books.

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