Music learning should be fun for our little people. There is nothing more fun and more rewarding than mastering a new piece! This takes practice, and practice takes time and repetition. Our little people should be aiming to practise two to three times a week for 5 minutes, extending to 10. Practice can be fun, playing around on their own, improvising, making up songs, and it should contain revision of the work done in class.
As children get older, practice becomes more important and also helps them to learn about discipline and commitment. Practicing two to three times a week is great for older children too (8-10 years) if for longer periods. BUT what is EVEN BETTER is if they do a short practice every day, and most of the time they enjoy their practice time.