Sometimes the best way to ensure a good practice is to offer your student some sort of reward or treat for achieving specific goals. ("...if you play it right 3 out of the first 4 tries.") Never promise a reward for something as subjective as "a good practice."

At times my daughter responded positively to little pieces of candy, but  other things like stickers were equally effective at times. A healthy snack like grapes worked well, too. And I liked to coordinate treats with the season or a holiday whenever possible. 

Sometimes the reward can be an activity. ("We'll stop by the book store!") Or maybe not having to do a specific chore around the house one time. ("I'll put away the dishes for you tonight!")

Think about what kinds of rewards excite your violinist and offer rewards every now and then!
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Violin Tip of the Day - November 6
* Violin Tips for Practice and Rehearsals.

* Violin Technique and Exercises.

* How to Care for Your Violin.

* Inspiration and Motivation for Violinists, Fiddlers, or
   Anyone Interested in Stringed Instruments.
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