Watch Me Practice (Start to Finish): Schubert’s Moments Musicaux #3

Hi friends,

Today’s video doesn’t lend itself well to a full blog post, but I’ll provide a brief explanation of it.

I filmed my practice sessions learning Schubert’s Moments Musicaux #3. I specifically chose this piece because I didn’t know it at all (I’m just starting to get more into Schubert now), and it was at a very doable level for me (Grade 9).

This video is a series of exerpts from my practice sessions (usually in the morning, so my voice is groggy), and it logs how much time I spent practicing, and the results of that amount of practice.

A note on the three stages

In the book The Musician’s Way, the author breaks down three stages of learning a piece: Beginning, developing, and performing. I’ve been referring to these stages of development for years in my own studio lessons.

This video marks the three stages clearly, and how long I spent in each stage.

You can check out the sheet music here (though it’s not the same sheet music I’m using for this video, it’ll be very similar).

Since this video is experimental in nature, I’m not sure how much it’ll help, or how useful it’ll be. Let me know in the comments what you think!


Allysia has been teaching piano in Canada for nearly a decade, and has her Grade 10 RCM certificate. She especially enjoys nerding out to music history and theory. When she’s not making videos or teaching, she’s reading, writing, and jamming in a rock band.