How much practice is enough?

For a young begninning student, Dr. Arnoff slowly introduces elements to practice.  Sometimes the practice involves naming notes, figuring out words that notes can spell, writing notes on a staff, etc..  At first practice may only be 5 minutes three times a week.  But the student always keeps and brings to lessons a record of his or her weekly practice.  The object is for practice to become a routine and fun exercise that prepares a student for the next lesson

As students mature and advance in their skills, they are encouraged to practice no less than 60 minutes per week to make mimimal progress.  But, experience has shown Dr. Arnoff that practicing beyond the 60 minute minimum has virtually double value.  That additional 39 or more minutes a week make helps students make amazing progress and quickly advance their skills.