Ron believes it is very important to recognize dedication and willingness to practice. As a result, priority is given to students who are consistently practicing their minimum daily requirements.

Recreational Students

Ages:
MINIMUM DAILY PRACTICE TIME:
Days Off / Week:
3-5 years
6 years
7 – 9 years
10 – 11 years
12 years and up
15 minutes per day
20 minutes per day
30 minutes per day
40 minutes per day
45 minutes per day
1 or 2 days
1 day
1 day
1 day
1 day

Exam Preparation Students

Grade:
MINIMUM DAILY PRACTICE TIME:
Days Off / Week:
III – IV
V
VI – VII
VIII
IX – X
40 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
75 minutes
90 minutes
1 day
None
None
None
None


Important Note
– If a student wants to reach full potential on an exam, then:

• Students studying for Grade III – V Piano exams should take at least 45-minute lessons.

• Students studying for Grade VI – X Piano exams should take at least 60-minute lessons.

• Students at a Grade V level (and up) are doing quite difficult work and therefore should not miss more than 4 consecutive weeks of practice at any time throughout the year.   this means that practicing is imperative in the summertime. These students should also practice each and every day. Students who cannot follow the above guidelines, for any reason, should understand that they will likely have difficulty preparing for and performing at recitals and exams, and that they will likely not reach their potential. All above times do not include Theory Exam preparation.

• Also, First and Second year students must try to practice about 10 minutes daily over the summer.