"Mishra and Fast provide music teachers and music students alike with an expansive menu of innovative and compelling ways technology can be effectively employed to both invigorate and enhance practice. Practical, creative, and inspiring, iPractice: Technology in the 21st Century Music Practice Room is an invaluable resource for musicians and music teachers." -- Dr. Christopher Fisher, Professor of Piano


"Mishra and Fast present a wealth of practice strategies for students, teachers, and performers; and describe how to creatively use current and future technologies to achieve practice goals. This excellent resource incorporates clear examples, supporting website materials, and annotated endnotes." -- Rebecca Grooms Johnson, Ph.D., NCTM Past President, Music Teachers National Association



iPractice: Technology in the 21st Century Music Practice Room is an upcoming publication from Oxford University Press written by Jennifer Mishra and Barbara Fast.

Through this book we bridge the gap between the use of familiar, easy-to-use technology and musical practice to enhance musicianship and motivate students. The goal is to provide practical ideas for use with students of all levels, from those in book 1 to musicians performing advanced repertoire. This book is written for teachers (both studio teachers and ensemble directors), but it can be read through the lens of a performer guiding their own practice sessions.

Some strategies in this book would not have been possible without advances in technology; others expand tried-and-true practice strategies with the use of technology. Most of the technologies discussed are free or inexpensive and don’t require extensive specialist equipment or learning. Rather than replacing quality practice strategies, technology brings new tools to the practicing tool box.


The strategies that we’ll explore in this book lay the foundation for how technology can be used in the practice room and are intended to spark creativity. Teachers and students are encouraged to vary the integration of practice strategies with technology in personal ways to fit their own studios or practice routines. Technology will continue to evolve, as should our music practice strategies.

This book is all about exploring our musical practice through technology. We’ve had fun trying out new ways of integrating technology in our own practice and with our students in studios and classrooms. We hope these ideas invigorate your musical practice and lead to even more creativity between you and your students.

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