We've all heard the phrase 'Practice makes perfect' and we all know that if we want to master the art of something we need to work at it.
But sometimes life gets in the way. The house needs cleaning. That friend or neighbour needs a hand moving that thing. The kids need taxing here, there, and everywhere. The list goes on…
I find that one of the biggest challenges my adult students face when learning to sing is finding the time and space to practice in a busy household.
What my adult students have found works best is to set up a dedicated and organised space for their practice. Here are 37 ideas to help you organise your practice space to help keep you motivated and productive.
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REFRESHING AN EXISTING ROOM OR SPACE
Giving your practice room a simple makeover can help renew your motivation. Depending on your time and budget here are 6 ways to refresh an existing room or space.
Paint the whole room or just add an accent wall.
Use wallpaper to bring energising colour, patterns, and textures to the room.
#3 New Blinds or Curtains
Painting and decorating out of your budget? Why not simply replace the curtains or blinds to give the room an updated fee.
#4 New Rug
Adding a rug can be an inexpensive way of introducing colour, pattern, and textures.
#5 Rearrange the Furniture
Rearranging the furniture is the most cost-effective way to refresh a room without all the hard work of redecorating.
Plants are a great way to brighten up a room and also help to purify the environment ready for singing.
TRANSFORMING UNUSED SPACES
Don’t have a spare room you can dedicate for your practice? Why not transform a small unused space in your house. Here are 5 ideas to get you thinking about how best to utilise all those little nooks and crannies.
#7 Turn a Cupboard into a Practice Room
#8 Turn an Alcove into a Practice Space
#9 Create a Practice Area in a Little Nook
#10 Transfer an unused Corner into the perfect Practice Space
#11 Why not Convert the Cupboard Under the Stairs into a Practice Space
MAXIMISING LIMITED SPACE
If rooms and space are limited, why not think about using some free space on the walls or use a small piece of furniture to store all your practice materials?
Here are 11 inspirational ideas to help you create a practice even the smallest of practice spaces.
#12 Peg Board
#13 Grid Wall Hanging
#14 Clipboard Wall Art
#15 Message Center
#16 Wall Hooks to Hold your Practice Bag
#18 Utility Cart
#19 Under the Bed Storage Drawers
#20 Door Organisers
#22 Cube Organiser
ORGANISING YOUR SHEET MUSIC
Sheet music has a sneaky way of becoming very quickly disorganised. Here are 15 inspirational ideas to help keep your sheet music in order and help you make the most of your practice time.
#23 Storage Baskets
#24 Paper Tray Organiser
#25 Tote Organiser
#26 Magazine Holders
#29 Filing Cabinet
#30 Mail Organiser
#31 Accordion File
#32 Letter Organiser
#33 Mesh Wall File Holder
#34 Ring Binders
#35 Paper File Folders
#36 Desktop Organiser
#37 Plastic Drawers
As Marie Kondo says: 'Tidying your physical space allows you to tend to your psychological space'
The purpose of setting up and organising a dedicated practice space for your practise is to help stop you from wasting valuable time.
So, that when it's time to practice you're ready to get going...and keep singing.
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