Students and parents often ask me how much time every day should be spent practicing. I usually answer that as a very general rule of thumb, if you take a 30 minute lesson once a week, then you should practice at least 30 minutes every day. But that is a very generic response. It’s really much more a matter of HOW you practice that makes the difference, and probably 60 or more percent of time in lessons we work on practice technique. I just found this article through a friend’s facebook post: How Many Hours a Day Should You Practice? It’s a great overview of some very useful ideas on how much time to spend in the practice room, and even more importantly, how to spend that time. It’s well worth a read!!