Here is another practice routine example. Again, this is just an example. This one is for students that may not be willing to practice four days a week, or maybe they are super busy and finding three days is a challenge. This is still 45 minutes of practice in a week! A lot can be done in that time!

If you are looking for practice routine A, see here.

For starters on how to develop a practice routine, see here.

Routine A: 60 Minutes Total Routine B: 45 Minutes Total Routine C
One new scale (15 minutes) One new scale (9 minutes)  
One new song in Lesson Book (20 minutes) One new song in Lesson Book

(15 minutes)

 
One new technique group exercise  (20 minutes) One new technique group exercise (9 minutes)  
Work on already known scales (5 minutes) Work on already known scales (6 minutes)  
     

 

 

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
One new scale (3 minutes) One new scale (3 minutes) Already known scales and the new scale in the circle of fifths a few times if time permits (3 minutes)
One new song in Lesson Book (5 minutes) One new song in Lesson Book (5 minutes) Run the new song through without stopping two to three times (5 minutes)
One new technique group piece (3 minutes) One new technique group piece (3 minutes) Run the new technique group through (same as above) (3 minutes)
Work on already known scales (2 minutes) Work on already known scales (2 minutes) Play one of your favorite pieces. Something you have played, something you know, something fun (2 minutes)
Add (2 minutes) of fun music making! This could be improvisation, composition, playing along with a recording, playing some favorite music, etc. for another five minutes. End your practice routine feeling good and celebrating, you did it! (2 minutes) of fun music making! This could be improvisation, composition, playing along with a recording, playing some favorite music, etc. for another five minutes. End your practice routine feeling good and celebrating, you did it! (2 minutes) of fun music making! This could be improvisation, composition, playing along with a recording, playing some favorite music, etc. for another five minutes. End your practice routine feeling good and celebrating, you did it!
     
     

 

Set reasonable goals. Pursue them with passion! If you meet them, celebrate! Give yourself a treat (or ask your parents for one). If you didn’t make it, what can you learn from the week? What did you do with that time? Is there a pocket of your day/week when you could have done it? How can you do it differently next week?

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