Practice Tip #1

The best way for a student to learn how to practice effectively at home, is to practice practicing in the lesson!  Before sending a student home for the week, make sure they have gone through each of their assignments in the lesson, shown you how they will practice it at home, and have a written reminder of their weekly practicing goal. 

And remember that quality practicing is far superior to quantity (time)!

Provide students with a fun and exciting way to practice elementary theory terms.  This crossword puzzle includes 10 early elementary music terms and definitions — tie, whole note, repeat sign, quarter note, half note, bar line, slur, double bar line, measure and staff.