“Practice Makes Perfect”

No quote or saying could better sum up the journey of learning to play a musical instrument!

Your support and encouragement are paramount to your child’s success in music. Educating thousands of beginning students each year, we’ve learned a few key things that create an environment where young musicians flourish.

We offer a variety of helpful resources below, including video content, blog posts, and more to help set each child up for success, but here are the most important things to consider:

Each student progresses at their own speed, however there are typical milestones and hurdles each student works to overcome.

Consistent Effort

Some students will practice 10 minutes a day every day, others will practice for an hour three times a week. We recommend students practice at a minimum of at least four times a week for at least 15 minutes.

With this said, consistency is the most important aspect of a practice routine. A student who practices for only 10 minutes, 5 days a week, every single week will build momentum much faster than a student who practices for 2 hours once a week.

Hitting Milestones and Overcoming Hurdles

The majority of the big challenges occur within the first year, and in subsequent years students start to explore more complex rhythms, styles, work on increasing range, articulation, breath support and more…this practice continues for a lifetime!