Tips for Parents and Students (HELP)
Help to set up the best possible practice facility. The area should be well lit and free from other distractions and should accommodate a straight chair and music stand.
Establish a regular time and routine for practice. Students should begin with some warm-up exercises (long tones and scales), move into the assignment and isolate difficult passages. These passages can be played slower with different articulations to help resolve technical problems. Students should end practice time with a piece they know and enjoy playing for fun.
Listen enthusiastically to your child’s practicing. Recognize his/her effort and make positive comments. Remember, you are the audience your child will most appreciate.
Participate in our three-way partnership: Parent, student, and teacher working together to make band an enjoyable and lifelong experience.