Practice and Recitals


Regular practice is an essential element in refining musical/artistic talents. In order to receive the full benefit of instruction, the student is expected to practice daily the same amount as the lesson time. If a student has a 30-minute lesson, then they should practice a minimum of 30 minutes each day. If the student has a 60-minute lesson they should practice a minimum of 60 minutes a day.

Practice Hints for Parents

  • Sit down with your child and look at his/her schedule. Choose a set time every day for practice. Encourage students to honor this time.
  • Provide a practice setting free of distractions such as TV, phone, personal electronics or interruptions from siblings.
  • Check your child’s assignment sheet at the beginning of the week to see the teacher’s comments and assignments for the week.
  • Check on your child’s progress throughout the week. Make sure he/she has accurately recorded the amount of practice time each day.
  • Make sure your child finishes any written assignments and is prepared for each lesson/class.
  • Teachers will make practice recommendations based on the individual student’s needs.


Student Recitals
At the Academy for the Arts, we consider recital performance an essential element in the development of our talent. The recital is also a wonderful opportunity for friends and family to celebrate what the students have learned, and it’s an incredibly affirming time for the students themselves. For these reasons, we consider the recital a requirement for the overall artistic experience. The student will come prepared to perform a specific piece(s) assigned by their teacher, usually from memory. The recital date is posted at the beginning of the term to give family and friends plenty of time to calendar the event. Please make it a priority to attend this wonderful event each term.