In order to make progress and feel the satisfaction of being a musician – your child needs to practice at home. As the old saying goes “Practice Makes Perfect.”

 

Make Practice Count. Organize your child’s practice to keep them interested and motivated. Poorly structured practice could do more harm than good. Your child may not make real progress with the instrument and could get bored.

There are ways that you can help your child

make the most out of their practice time:

Make practice a regular part of your child’s daily routine. Good times may be when they get home from school before homework or before school.

Don’t push young children into long practice sessions – five or ten minutes will probably be enough.

Listen to your child and encourage them as they practice, especially with younger children.

Don’t make practice a punishment, or your child may start to see it as a chore.

Use a practice record book to note what you observe and record comments on whether they have enjoyed a particular piece, or found a scale or exercise challenging. This encourages the pupil to be involved and reflect on their motivation and progress.

Encourage your child to practice slowly and to take difficult passages apart to try and find out what the difficulty is. Things don’t get better by just playing the music over and over again with the same errors.

There are ways that you can help your child make the most out of their practice time:

  • Warming-up​
  • Encourage them to end with a piece that they have finished and enjoy playing

  • Scales and the last song that they have practiced
  • Any new material they have been assigned – they should try to master any challenging parts first​

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