Practice Goals Contest

The first week of fall lessons, we begin a practice goals contest that continues until the Spring Recital. Each student who records and reaches prescribed practice goals each week is given a punch in his card. The exercise in diligence and discipline produces a winner or winners who receive an engraved trophy at the Recital. Not all students need this kind of motivation to meet practice goals, but it does work for those who are reward-oriented and makes a difference in the overall approach of goal setting.