|Posted on 8 February, 2016 at 2:45|
Many times, piano practice is pushed to the side when a student has an abundance of homework, as well as sports, church, and other activities to complete. The student can become overwhelmed, and piano practice becomes more of a burden than the fun activity that it should be.
Piano practice is a commitment and a responsibility, just as homework is. While school work always takes priority, the student must learn that piano practice is also a responsibility.
Set aside a scheduled day and time after school for piano practice. Rule out your student's busiest days, and schedule piano practice on days when other activities are light, or perhaps on the weekend.
It is very important to be consistent with the time and day. This way, your student won't forget to practice, and practicing won't clash with their homework time and other important activities.
Remember, 30 minutes a day is excellent practice time - however, these days, it is not very practical. Try spreading the practice time throughout the week. Ten - fifteen minutes daily for however many days that you can manage is sufficient.
For the younger student, five - ten minutes two -three days per week is excellent, (or however many days that you can manage).
Playing piano is supposed to be fun, but there is work involved. Do not overwhelm your student, but schedule practice time with your student, and stick to it They will enjoy their practice time, without feeling as overwhelmed with homework lurking in the back of their minds. This way, they can better fit it all into their day.