I have found a wonderful website with free practice charts that are simple to download and print. There are charts to mark for practicing each day in a month, or each day toward a specific goal .
My favorite charts are for keeping track of how many times you play something: it could be a difficult part of a new piece that the student needs focused work on, it could be how many review pieces played, how many Twinkles, how
many bow circles, etc. It seems to be a lot more fun to play things over and over when you can see your progress in colored stars or checked off boxes in a maze of 260 squares!
My son happily crossed off pictures of Popsicles for each repetition of O Come Little Children played with the right bowings, and did another sheet for plucking the piece. He learned the notes and bowings more quickly and accurately than I thought he would, because of all of his daily repetitions
along with hearing the piece ON REPEAT each day while eating, playing, and even sleeping. I was dreading our work on this piece, as it is notoriously difficult to master the bowings without a lot of frustration, but our new practice charts really helped both of us!
Visit www.thepracticeshoppe.com, go to FREE DOWNLOADS, click on the TITLE of a chart your child likes, and start printing. Make your practicing fly by with purpose!!