Help your students understand the importance of focused, slow, consistent practice by teaching them the science of how practice affects the brain. This engaging presentation includes several YouTube links that can be used as hooks, descriptions of hypothetical musicians to spark class discussion, and lots of "one liners" that you can repeat back to students over the course of the year. Topics include the Myelin Sheath and how to build it, why practice quality matters, practical practice tips, timing and length of practice sessions, and how to practice when you're not actually practicing! Suitable for middle and high school musicians. A particularly helpful companion resource to this presentation is my Companion Worksheet to the TedTalk, How to Practice Effectively for Just About Anything.