How much should I practice??..........Practice EVERY DAY, or only the days that you eat! Daily contact with your instrument is the best way to learn. Try to practice every day, even if it is only a few minutes. Use the Practice Chart in the back of our Book as a journal. I will be happy to show you different ways that you can practice without your instrument.....even in the car on the way to an Evening event!How Long should I practice??.........30 minutes a day would be AWESOME!!! I know that many of you cannot do 30 minutes every day.....no worries......try to start with 5, 10 or 15 minutes a day and see what you can do. Log the minutes on the Practice Chart and we will see what works best for you. A little bit each day is better than 30 minutes twice a week, or only playing when we meet at school.
General Practice Tips
#1 Say the rhythms of the Music using “Du” & “Du – da” syllables
#2 Say the note name letters of the Music (one letter each beat)
#3 Combine steps #1 & #2
#4 Do step #3 with fingerings / positions