Bob Phillips on Helping Students Practice Effectively

Get Kids to Practice and Turbocharge Their Results

Bob Phillips is widely renowned as an innovator in string education. An award-winning ASCAP composer with 27 years of experience as a public school string teacher, he is also the author of several popular methodsall published by Alfred Musicincluding String Explorer and Sound Innovations.

Bob recently gave a masterclass titled: “Get Kids to Practice and Turbocharge their Results.” In it, he:

  • Shares insights on how we learn,
  • Provides techniques you can use to motivate your students to practice more effectively, and 
  • Demonstrates how to apply some of these ideas with your students via SmartMusic.

We captured the hour-long masterclass and made it available to you here:

The new SmartMusic makes this experience more accessible to all your students thanks to new pricing and support for Chromebooks and iPads. Learn how you can use SmartMusic for free at

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