Music Student Success
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Music Student Success

Learn to study effectively and reach your musical goals.
4.3 (6 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,404 students enrolled
Created by Ilse Lozoya
Last updated 6/2017
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • At the end of this course students will have a deeper understanding of the nature of music learning.
  • Make practical changes on your daily study routine that will improve your results.
  • Play your music in an accurate way and understand the procedure to get to play faster.
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  • There is no previous musical knowledge recommended.
  • Every student must have an open mindset toward his own practice.
  • A great desire to get the best of his music is necessary for any student.
  • A good internet connection is necessary to be able to watch the videos.

This course is about your music and your playing. If you are a music student and you are not getting the results that you need when you study, this course is for you. If you want to become a professional or only a good amateur musician, this course will guide you in the correct learning process.

Maybe you are a busy person and you just cannot waste time when your practice your instrument. In this course you will learn how to organize your self, according to your musical moment and your expectations, some of the topics that we will reflect on are:

  • Musical moment
  • Main areas of study
  • Technical study
  • Reading and Theory
  • Repertoire
  • Metronomes
  • Tempo markings
  • How to incorporate the metronome in your practice.
  • Accuracy
  • Increasing your playing speed

 And because this course is a reflection on your practice, no theory or practical knowledge is required. Even if you just want to understand how music learning works, or you are just considering to start playing a musical instrument this course is suitable for you.

Join this course and start playing with more understanding. Understand your musical moment and start enjoying the learning journey, If you are capable to reach your daily musical goals you will feel more motivated and your music will flow. Enroll today!!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is dedicated to any person that wants to study music effectively.
  • If you are a music student, amateur or professional this course is for you.
  • If you are learning music but you feel frustrated with the results that you are having on your daily practice, this course will help you to learn how to study better.
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Curriculum For This Course
Class or Chapter 1: Your musical moment.
7 Lectures 20:30

Understand the basics of music learning.

Preview 01:30

Understand why studying technic is necessary.

Preview 02:30

Why is necessary to incorpórate Reading and theory in your daily practice.

Preview 03:39

Learn how to develop an effective study routine.

Preview 03:17

What is repertoire?


Understanding your musical moment is necessary to have the correct mindset towards your study.

Your musical moment
Class or Chapter 2 - Accuracy and Speed -
2 Lectures 10:50

Playing with accuracy is a must if you want to reach your daily goals.


Sometimes playing faster is necessary, learn how to practice with the correct approach and increasy your speed playing.

Class or Chapter 3: Metronome
3 Lectures 10:58

Get to know what is a metronome and how many types exist.

Types of Metronome

Learn to recognize tempo markings in any musical piece and study according to that.

Tempo Markings

Understand how to incorpórate the metronome in your playing.

Best Practices
Class -Chapter 4: Musical Memory
6 Lectures 14:54
Types of Musical Memory

Muscular Memory

Visual Memory

Ear Memory

Analitic Memory

Integrating them in your study routine
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1 Lecture 01:12
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About the Instructor
Ilse Lozoya
4.5 Average rating
858 Reviews
20,235 Students
40 Courses
University Professor, Piano Teacher, Course Designer.

Ilse Lozoya is a pianist and educator who has been creating online courses about music and  education on Udemy since 2016. She is deeply involved on creating online content with other artists and course developers as a co - instructor. 

Here courses are basically focused on:

- Piano

- Music Theory

- Ear Training

Her courses have more than 15 000 students from 150 countries.

Ilse Lozoya has been a piano teacher for the last 17 years, her experience teaching young kids includes the Yamaha Program and now she is a Certified Suzuki Piano Teacher

For the last 7 years she has been a higher education teacher in local music universities. Her academic degrees include:

Music Bachelor´s Degree by Universidad de Guadalajara (UDG)

Master´s Degree in Education by Universidad Tecnológica de México (UNITEC)

University Teaching 101 by Johns Hopkins University through Coursera

Liderazgo en gestión educativa estratégica a tráves del uso de la tecnología by Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM)

Foundations of Teaching for Learning Specialization Program by Commonwealth Education Trust

Virtual Teacher Program Specialization by UCI Extension Continuing Education

Currently besides her daily academic activities as a private piano teacher,  she is developing virtual piano courses in order to reach people who don´t have the opportunity to take regular piano lessons, she has a blog and she is preparing an E-book