The following is reblogged from Heather of Moderately Crunchy.
Keeping kids motivated during the winter semester is an uphill battle, and we need parents to help!
Here’s the hard truth: not even Yo-Yo Ma can make a child an excellent cellist with one lesson per week. (Sub in whatever instrument your kiddos play in that analogy). My job as a music teacher is to teach your child how to practice because- you ready for this?- your child will never learn an instrument unless they practice at home.
Sooo… how much should your child be practicing? How often should he practice and for how long?
Well, I’m glad you asked! I wish I could say I was basing this on hard evidence and studies, but I’m not. This is my personal and professional opinion, based on my combined experience in both music and psychological development.
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