Structuring Practice

HOW TO PRACTISE?


Piano practice - working with the family

Dear parent!

  • Learning to play piano is an exciting adventure for your child, and your co-operation

is essential if he or she is to make a good progress

  •  It is important that your piano is tuned regularly and the keyboard is kept clean.

  • The practicing room is warm and away from distractions.

  • Your child fingernails are kept short. 

  • Help to create for your child good practicing habits by helping them to organize their
    time and showing them the importance of developing practicing habits.


HOW OFTEN DO I NEED TO PRACTISE?

 

  •  Being a younger student, we recommend regular time of 15 – 20 minutes practice

every day, approx. 6 days per week in order to learn notes, develop sight-reading skills
and to process and absorb the music you have learned – in order to build up a strong
foundational structure to music learning.

  •  Your piano teacher’s instructions, notes and methods will greatly help you to practice

independently and efficiently at home.

  •  Please remember that home practice requires great concentration and needs to be

counterbalanced by other recreational activities!

  •  Learner needs space and quiet place for the practice – avoid TV in the backgrounds,

sibling underfoot, general noise, etc.

  •  Use an egg timer to help your child to practice for an appropriate length of time.

Counting time down can be easier than watching the clock!

 You should also encourage performance of the pieces in front of your family and
friends, since this will give the child confidence and a sense of achievement.