Practice over the holidays can be difficult, especially when it feels like the busiest time of the year. While practicing keeps your child progressing, fostering a desire to continue to make music and find joy in making music is far more important than maintaining a steady practice schedule.

On the other hand, finding time to rest and enjoy making music can be a fantastic break from the chaos of holiday festivities. Making time to rest during the holiday season is important, and if your child’s definition of “rest” is spending that time practicing, then by all means do it!

Try to find your family’s balance between resting and practicing during this holiday season. Or maybe combine the two by learning a few festive tunes, or creating some fun holiday music games.

Happy Holidays!