I encourage all of my students to practice. It doesn’t have to be a lot of practice, as long as my students make an effort to look at their materials a couple times a week. Some of my students need a little extra help when it comes to practicing. That is why I developed this simple Practice Chart for students and their families to use between lessons.
Not only do students get to check off the days they practice, but they also get the opportunity to set a goal for themselves. Goals can relate to the number of days practiced each week or the amount of time spent practicing within the week. Many of my students like the idea of getting a small prize for achieving their goal. I work with each student to come up with a suitable prize. Some prizes I have used in the past include sharing a favorite song on YouTube, playing 5 minutes of a musical game on the iPad, bringing a special instrument to play, allowing the student to take home a small instrument (purchased at Dollar Tree), making an instrument, or allowing the child to pick extra stickers from the sticker box.
I hope you enjoy this free resource as much as I do!