Wednesday, 5 August 2015

How many hours should I be practicing?

This is a common question by both parents and students. Basically, there is no set amount of time to practice. Practicing shod be about quality, not quantity. This goes for all instruments, not just violin. 

However, the following is a rough guide:
Beginners - preliminary grade: 5-10 mins/day
1st - 2nd grade: 15-20 mins/day
3rd - 4th grade: 20-30 mins/day
5th - 6th grade: 45 mins - 1 hour/day
7th - 8th grade: 1-2 hours/day
Certificate/AMusA/LMusA: 3+ hours

Please remember that this is just a guide and will vary according to each student's performance goals and how efficient the practice is. 

More on efficient practice techniques in the next blog. 

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