Organizing At-Home Practice!
We’re all spending a lot of time at home these days. Practicing is a great way to keep students’
engaged and give them a break from screens. Having a variety of focused activities is important
to keep all that practice interesting. Consider breaking up your student’s practice time into the
following four sections:
1. Tonalization – exercises to produce a beautiful sound, including dynamics and colors.
2. Review pieces – maintain previously learned repertoire or even add new skills (vibrato!)
to old pieces.
3. New pieces(s) – practice improvement points and don’t leave out any repetitions.
4. Reading activity – flash cards, ensemble music, blue jello cards, etc.
It helps to keep a folder of activities for each of these sections at the ready. If you need any
ideas, your child’s teacher is more than happy to provide material.