Practice and Performance
“Play with heart. Play with living soul..”
-Dr. Shinichi Suzuki
Your child's primary experience of the instrument happens with you at home, during practice times. It is crucial, therefore, that you set and maintain a positive and rewarding practice environment and that your child feels that you are committed, supportive, and fully invested in his/her learning to play. To that end, you will have to make practicing a priority. By doing so, you show your child how important it is; if it is that importnat to you, the parent, then it really must be very importnat!
Practice objectives for beginning students encompass the following:
Establishing the tone for the practice session
Preparing for performance and performing strengthen the students' skills and develops confidence in their abilities: their technical ability and their ability to communicate artistically with others. Being present at and watching other students perform develops sensitivity, vision, and perspective for students and parents. Attendance is required at all studio recitals and group class performances. There are many other performance opportunities throughout the year in which students are encouraged to participate.