- Regular practice with good concentration is essential to progress, as is privacy and a lack of distraction during practice.
- Set a specific time each day for practice to help build a consistent habit.
- If necessary, practice can be divided into two or three short sessions throughout the day.
- Quality is more important than quantity, although it cannot be denied the more a student practices effectively, the faster they progress. Steady progress implies consistent, frequent, quality practice.
- Be aware that good practice habits are developed over a period of years.
- Daily sight reading is expected.
- Time spent daily, even if it is short, is more beneficial than one or two long practice sessions per week. Do your best to sit down every day, even if you only have a few minutes.