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How did it become January already? The year has flown by and the band has made tremendous progress since the beginning of the year. Now that we are back from break we are going to be moving fairly quickly through the next few pages in the book and students will need to be sure they are keeping up with their home practice routines so they are not left behind.
Here are some tips to beat the mid-winter practicing blahs:
- Set aside a specific time each day for practice. Whether it is before school, after school, or after supper, if it becomes part of the daily routine it is much easier to stay motivated.
- Establish a practice “studio” for your student. Make sure they have a quiet place to practice with as few distractions as possible, and also a good chair and a music stand. This sets them up for success.
- Set reasonable goals. 15-20 minutes of practice on most days of the week is very reasonable and very attainable. I hope there is no one who can’t find 15 free minutes during their day (on most days)J
- Schedule time to listen to your child practice. It means the world to your student to know that you are interested in what they are learning. Make time to let them play something for you at least once each week, or at the very least, be sure to give them some positive feedback about what you have been hearing.
Also, if your student is in need of supplies (reeds, oils, greases, etc.) let me know and I can help you order what you need. Together we can help your student be successful in instrumental music.
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