Violin Tip of the Day
For Violin Students of All Ages
Practice and Rehearsal Tips.  Technique Pointers.  Violin Care Guidance. Exercises and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers or Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.
Today's Tip
Make a chart or table to keep track of how often you practice your violin.

While I recommend a journal of some sort to keep track of teaching points, I also recommend some sort of visible reward to show consistency in practice. Check off your day's practice on the chart as you put your violin away. You get a feeling of accomplishment when you can see that you haven't missed a day's practice for two, three or four weeks.  Or maybe keep track of how many minutes you practice and reward yourself when you reach a numerical goal!

And praise your student when he achieves those goals of two or three week without a miss!  Or even better, two or three weeks without having to be reminded to practice!
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