Welcome to my blog! This is my first post!
At my last lesson with Barbara Lister-Sink, she said something that rang very true with me. She said that "practice does not necessarily make perfect. Practice makes permanent." The brain does not care whether an action is "right" or "wrong". All it takes is a few repetitions of an action for the brain to think that that action is correct.
So, please use all of the smart practicing tips that you have learned so far.
Happy Practicing and Performing!