No matter what instrument is being learnt, the establishment of “correct technique” can make
the experience easier and therefore more enjoyable.
“Correct technique” means careful attention to body posture, finger and hand placement,
mouth and throat shape and much more dependant upon the instrument being studied. To benefit from
technique exercises, students must regularly spend time playing at home as well as being observed by
their teacher. Students can in this way develop habits which will be efficient, avoid injury, enable a
pleasing tone and therefore make playing or singing well an easier task.