Read the weekly assignment thoroughly.
Practice correctly and thoughtfully at least 6 days a week and for as long as it takes to go through the entire practice assignment.
Come to lessons prepared with all the books and materials.
Behave in a cooperative and respectful manner during lessons.
Participate in the setting of goals.
Keep fingernails trimmed short.
Have clean hands.
Leave gum and other candy at home.
Have a bag or folder that will hold all the lesson materials and be responsible for putting these materials in the bag/folder before coming to a lesson.
Preparation for a lesson consists of sufficient practice time during the week (this is suggested on the student’s practice sheet).
A 30-minute lesson is not the time to practice what was assigned the previous lesson.
Sufficient practice means the student is prepared to perform the pieces I have assigned, without 2 or more attempts.
It is the responsibility of the student to set his/her goal and commitment to practice.
The Practice Time is more important than the lesson and every bit of progress is accomplished through a Team Effort of the student, parent, and teacher.
Piano practicing should be given the same amount of time during a week that a sport practice is given!!
SAMPLE DAILY PRACTICE GUIDE