Note…this post has been edited for clarification.

10,000 HOURS of PIANO PRACTICE CHALLENGE (in one weekend)

Here’s a fun practice challenge for all pianists. We all need a little inspiration, at times. You may even be able to win a $500 gift!

They say it takes 10,000 hours to be good at something like playing the piano. Let’s see if we practice 10,000 hours in ONE MARATHON WEEKEND, Saturday, January 18 and Sunday, January 19, 2014.

Since there will be people from all over the world participating in this event, there was a need to clarify the rules. Please keep track of your hours practiced from MIDNIGHT FRIDAY until MIDNIGHT SUNDAY no matter what time zone you’re in. Add your total numbers of hours practiced on this post in the comments field at the bottom of this post. Our goal is to have more than 10,000 hours logged in during this time. If there are many pianists participating, we’ll make the goal easily. Fewer will mean you’ll have to practice more! Practice pledges are not allowed – ONLY ACTUAL HOURS, please! To make sure we meet our 10,000 hour goal, please SHARE THIS POST or EMAIL THIS to all your piano friends and contacts.

Here’s how to “join” the challenge:

Come back to this post “10,000 HOURS of PIANO PRACTICE CHALLENGE”on the Piano Roles blog at www.pianessa.wordpress.com 

Scroll to the bottom of the post. Comment in the response field by including your total number of hours within the window of time specified, above. Try to log in your hours as soon as the deadline (midnight on Sunday in whatever time zone you’re in) is over.

The winner will be randomly selected by those who have responded on this blog post. Our goal is to reach the 10,000 hours. The winner will be announced in another blog post a couple days later so you may want to FOLLOW the “Piano Roles” blog so that you can claim your prize.

The prize: $500 off of the tuition to attend either a Sonata (for adults) and/or Summer Sonatina Piano Camp (for children ages 7 – 16) in 2014! You have to post your total hours practiced in order to be eligible for this prize!

SHARE THIS WIDELY with fellow pianists so we can reach our goal of 10,000 hours of piano practice in ONE WEEKEND!

If you’re reading this and are curious about Sonata and Summer Sonatina Piano Camps, please visit our website at www.sonatina.com


Ready or not?!

Ready or not?!

About Polly van der Linde

Pianist, teacher, director of International Piano Camps in VT, for adults and children of all levels of ability
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213 Responses to 10,000 HOURS of PIANO PRACTICE CHALLENGE

  1. Annabel Gordon says:

    2 hours!

  2. 3.5 hours. I was a slacker 😦

  3. Nan Hampton says:

    Hi, Just got back in town from Alaska Early Saturday morning but I managed to get 1 hour on Sunday.

    1 hour total.

    Nan Hampton

  4. Honor Keegan says:

    A total of 1 hour and 20 minutes.

  5. Jennie says:

    2hours Summer Sonata contribution.

  6. William Peterson says:

    9 hours practice time this weekend

  7. Anthony Cornicello says:

    Sophia practiced 3 hours on Sat./Sunday!

  8. Lya Ferrer says:

    some more students: alejandra – 2 hours, nancy – 1 hour, leila – 2 hours more, cassandra – 1 hour more, sergio 2 hours, paty ogaz – 2 hours more

  9. Jeff Mason says:

    Saturday 3.5 hours, Sunday 3.5 hours (counting my lesson; 2.5 on Sunday if lesson time doesn’t count).

  10. Pingback: 10,000 Hour Piano Practice Challenge Winner! | Piano Roles

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