How long should I practice?

By Jo Ann Vick

 

You get out of it what you put into it! Learning to play the piano requires dedication and discipline. The amount of time spent in a practice session may vary, depending on the goals for the session or for the week.

The time spent should be thoughtful, concentrated practice because practice makes perfect.
What counts is quality time, not quantity!

The amount of time spent in a practice session may vary, depending on the goals for the session.
You should set goals that can be achieved by the end of the practice session. The goal should be specific,
like "be able to play measures 1 through 12".

Once the goal is set, then your aim at practice is to repeat the piece until you can play it through
with out mistakes. Then you move on to the next goal. In this way you can take a difficult song
and break it down into manageable portions. As you master each section, your progress
will build confidence so that practice becomes piano time instead of mindless repetition.


Jo Ann Vick is a private piano instructor with 20 years of training and performing experience
and has a home based studio in Frisco, Texas. Her mission is to develop in others, a love
for playing the piano. Her website is located at
www.teachmethepiano.com


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