We Can Do It!
Practice Challenge

In partnership with the
NY Philharmonic

Please join the New York Philharmonic and Bloomingdale School of Music from August 9th – 20th for the We Can Do It! Practice Challenge as we work together to create a community around the often solitary act of practice, celebrate music-making, and call attention to the need for people to support music education and the arts in general.

Since launching that first practice challenge we’ve kept the momentum alive in smaller closed settings with a focus on student music makers.  Please join the New York Philharmonic and Bloomingdale School of Music from August 9th – 20th for the We Can Do It! Practice Challenge. 

For 14 days, practice mentors will encourage students to: 

  • Engage in focused practice

  • Set attainable goals and maintain a practice routine 

  • Give and receive constructive feedback from a community of others working toward the same goal.   

  • Use available tech to aid in their practice

How it Works

  • Starting on August 9th, all participating students will be assigned to the group on the Padlet app.
  • Each morning the Practice Challenge Leader posts a general practice prompt to the group.
    For example: What’s the part of your piece that challenges you the most? Tell us why and post yourself playing it. Listen to one other participant and give them an encouraging comment.
  • After receiving the prompt, students will have until the next day to post 30 seconds to 2-minute videos in response.  
  • The Practice Challenge Leader will give one general comment of feedback to each student at least twice throughout the week.