U-E uses a 6 day schedule all year. I am available at CFJ on Days 1 and 5.
Great job at the concert. Let's work on better attendance for the next concert, though. Every student is important.
Students are expected to practice every day at home, for 10 to 30 minutes a day.
students to practice at the start of the year is quite easy, as
children are usually excited by the new instrument they have been
provided. As the year goes by, it gets a little more challenging to keep
children doing the work at home. You may need to make your student
practice, as sometimes you may need to make them do their homework. In
the end, they will be happier with their successes.
exceptions are okay, but the truth of learning any physical skill is
that it requires daily physical repetition to achieve any degree of
success. If you cannot provide adequate practice time at home, then it
is best not to start band in the first place.
Band instruments are
also loud and expensive. If there are noise restrictions at home, or
you feel you cannot provide the safe maintenance of the instrument, it
would also be best not to start band. If a student does not practice,
they will not succeed. If the instrument is damaged or lost, you may be
asked to pay for the equipment.