Thornton Cline & Jim Riley, an interview

Thank you Jim Riley for a great interview! Your advice on practicing is invaluable!

Onstage & Backstage

Onstage and Backstage podcast from Hal Leonard is available on iTunes and Libsyn. Each episode authors and their guests have a chat about the topics of their books. Today, Thornton Cline (Practice Personalities: What’s Your Type?) is joined by Rascal Flatts drummer Jim Riley (Song Charting Made Easy) to discuss music education and matching personalities types to practice methods for musicians.


Teaching is one of the greatest responsibilities in society. It’s an art form that requires craft, patience, creativity, and intelligence. Practice Personalities: What’s Your Type? will help teachers, parents and students realize the challenges of practicing, understand the benefits of correct practicing, identify and understand nine practice personality types, and employ useful strategies to effectively motivate and inspire each type of student. The accompanying CD demonstrates effective practice strategies for selected piano, violin and guitar excerpts from the book.

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