Content Connection Students who play musical instruments must practice every day. If they are too sick to eat, they do not have to practice. Parents are required to sign practice sheets located on the last page of the lesson book. Please indicate the amount of practice time for each day and sign it the day before your child's lesson. Try to find some part of the day that does not conflict with other activities (a half hour before supper seems to work best). This time is for playing music and nothing else! Make sure students work on the things that are giving them the most trouble! Playing songs they know over and over is not a good idea. Make sure your child has a music stand and is sitting properly. Playing with the CD that goes with the book gives astonishing results! PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS GIVEN BY THE MUSIC EDUCATORS NATIONAL CONFERENCE AS LISTED BELOW:

Practice Tips for Elementary-School Kids

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Learning a musical instrument is a family affair! Your child needs your guidance and encouragement. Here are some specific tips on how to create a lasting relationship between your child and his instrument of choice.