Practice Tips
"How can I help my child practice if I don't know anything about music?"

1. Set a practice schedule.
2. Make sure your child practices at least 20 minutes while you are home.
3. Sit down with your child when he/she practices.
4. Make sure he/she practices every item on the practice chart.
5. Ask your child to explain each item on the practice chart. This accomplishes two
goals: It helps you to understand what he/she is practicing and more important, it
makes it clearer to your child what he/she is practicing.
6. Record the amount of practice on the practice chart every day.
7. Sign the practice chart before your child's weekly lesson.
8. Acknowledge your child's hard work. Give him/her a hug and a cup of hot cocoa.