Lesson Ideas

 
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Student Practice Ideas

As music educators, we often struggle with two questions. How to get our students to practice. And, what to do when the results of student practice efforts are less than satisfactory. The elementary/middle school years are critical for building essential student practice routines. At an early age, we need to help our students to identify their musical weaknesses, create goals and model practice strategies for our students as part of our rehearsals and/or lessons. Below are a few ideas that are not usually taught and sometimes forgotten.