Video Taping yourself, or student perform a piece is not only fun, but pretty useful too. Trying to get the perfect recording requires intense concentration on all the technique points the student has learned or is working on in a piece. The student also gets practice preparing to play (mentally especially). Doing the repetitions of recording, watching your performance, self critiquing for what could have been better, and then trying again, make this type of practice so much more valuable than just mindlessly repeating a piece 3 times. With video cameras available in so many devices now, video taping is becoming more convenient and is always a great way to practice performing and mindful practice techniques. Here is my Student of a few months performing Bile them Cabbage Down during a lesson last week.