Motivating Student Practicing

 

I give student rewards for their practicing. This is part of the motivational package in my studio.  I hand small rewards such as stickers and stamps that I use on individual pieces. I love giving these as students progress with a piece, as they look forward to the moment when something is recognized as “better than last time”.   Music bucks also are distributed for practicing each day for a certain number of minutes. At the end of the week, a students practice record is shown to me in the Music Innovations Museum book each student has been given. They receive so many music bucks in trade for the number of minutes practiced.

 

 

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