The total weekly practice time should be at least 90 minutes a week. All students will succeed when they follow this weekly practice schedule. Parents need to help their children meet this practice commitment. Practicing is the same as homework – it reinforces and solidifies concepts and materials presented during weekly lessons and band rehearsals.

If a student is not practicing, he/she may be asked to leave the instrumental program. If for some physical reason, you or I feel that your child has difficulty in succeeding on the instrument, I will be receptive to changing instruments.