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Information and communication technologies (ICT) have been slowly integrated into the teaching practices of instrumental pedagogy over the last decades in some educational settings. This integration remains a challenge for many instrumental teachers. Today, different recording tools, music software (in particular, score editors), video games, blogs or other platforms can be used to complement the work done in the classroom and during the individual instrumental practice of students. Instrumental practice is closely linked to technique and interpretation and its regularity is a basic requirement for a minimum development on the instrument. One of the fundamental aspects in the learning process is related to student motivation. The practice of an instrument can be, especially at the beginning, unattractive and frustrating if the objectives and/or skills to be developed through the study are not clear and if there is no accompaniment during it. This paper studies the possibilities that ICTs can offer to support the teaching-learning process and presents possible lines of action. We point out the contributions offered by the inclusion of images and metaphors as elements for the improvement of instrumental study.