Piano and Singing Tuition
by Susan Lamont Dip Mus Ed LTCL
Practice simply means repetition.
To make progress, pupils have to repeat correctly what was taught in the lesson and that has to be done at least 5 days a week. That's the bad news - the good news is that good, effective practice doesn't take long (10 mins per day for a beginner for example). I write in the pupils' notebook what to practise and how often it's to be done each day.
A word of warning - muscles learn what they repeat whether it's correct or not, so practise carefully!