Has it been hard to find a consistent time to practice with your child? Does it feel like you’re doing what you’re supposed to, but it doesn’t quite fit your family’s flow? This is a video to think outside the box to find a time that will work with you.
Many families try to practice in the evening around dinnertime, but often small children are just too tired to get much out of practice then. Have you considered practicing during the morning? Often practicing in the morning will mean your child is fresher and more energetic, so practice might also take less time!
Does practice feel like it’s dragging on? Are pieces getting long, but your child is still young? It may be time to think about splitting up those longer practices. Experiment with having one practice early in the day and one later in the day, such as before school and after school.
Need some more tips? Watch the video to help problem solve what time of day will work best for you and your family.
The podcast I mention in the video is the Teach Suzuki podcast. If you haven’t listened to it yet, it’s well worth your time!