10,000 Hour Piano Practice Challenge Winner!

We are pleased to announce that the 88th post (how appropriate!) is our random winner for a $500 reduction in tuition fees to either a Sonata piano camp or Summer Sonatina in 2014.

The 88th post (including all my responses) in order of the first comment received is:

elizabeth says:

only 1 hour )-:

Would “Elizabeth” please write back here on this post and also at piano@sonatina.com to claim your gift. We will hold this for one week and if we don’t hear from you, we will find another random winner.

We did not achieve our goal of 10,000 hours but so many people got inspired to practice because they weren’t the only ones doing it, we will do it again in the future. We will make sure it isn’t a holiday weekend and we will ask you to spread the word more so more people will help us reach our goal. I’m not afraid to say that my “reach” is still rather limited. (smirk).

Thanks for joining in on this fun project! Looking forward to when we can do it again.

Now, back to the January Sonata, which is currently in session. We’re on the home stretch. Oh! And, if you would like to read a blog on a brand new participant’s experience at Sonata Piano Camp, click here for her blog post, full of WONDERFUL PHOTOS!

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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8 Responses to 10,000 Hour Piano Practice Challenge Winner!

  1. Barbara Kourajian says:

    Loved the blog entry — great photos!! The New Hampshire license plate was too funny!
    Congrats to all Sonata participants!

  2. Candace Thompson says:

    Sorry we didn’t make the 10,000 hours. HOW CLOSE DID WE GET?

    Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:02:37 +0000 To: freetoecan@hotmail.com

  3. pianessa says:

    I neglected to mention on the post that the most number of hours practiced in one weekend was 17 by our very own Sonata Piano Camp participant, Nancy Otto. However, the hours contributed by everyone is really what counts as I have heard that this little challenge inspired many to practice much more than their norm. Bravo, fellow pianists!

    We had several youngsters practicing too and the teacher who brought in the most number of students practicing was Lya Ferrer (another Sonata member) from Mexico! Please thank all of your wonderful students.

    Sadly, we did not even reach 10% of the challenge but if we did it again, I’m sure we’ll more than double our numbers!

    Thanks again, everyone!

    • Peter Hewitt says:

      I look forward to seeing the results of subsequent challenges and propose a lower goal with a higher chance of success, with the idea of getting to 10K by 2020. Imagine a cooking challenge for others to operate in tandem with the pianists, each supporting the other. Maybe that’s a really dumb idea, but multiple challenges may meet multiple needs/desires. Congratulations on creating and executing this. Peter H, Sacramento

  4. Moe Lamy says:

    Great fun Polly and so glad you will do it again!

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