By Meredith Cadd
Helping your child to practise can be daunting and sometimes frustrating. Children (like adults) have good and bad days which can affect their ability or desire to practise.
The golden rule is: Hang in there! Once you have developed a practise routine and your child can see their own progress they will want to play more. Both parent and child invest time and energy into lessons so it's important to get the most from your efforts in between your formal lesson time. Practising in between lessons reinforces learning and technique and can give children a sense of accomplishment as they progress to more complex techniques.
All students are required to practise so here are some tips to keep you on track and sane: