Regardless of which musical instrument your child plays, practicing is a must! But sometimes it’s difficult to motivate those kiddos. So this practicing chart is just the ticket.
If your kids are anything like mine, they HATE practicing, with a capital H! So, I finally found a way to motivate them using this awesome year-long practicing chart. The free printable is below:
Frequent practicing rewards
I believe in rewarding my kids for their hard work. But sometimes it’s hard to feel motivated. That’s why this practicing chart works so well. At the end of each week, I give my kids a small prize for practicing five days that week.
Then, if they practice five days per week for a whole month, they get one dollar for each week. Finally, at the end of the year, if they filled every single half note on the chart, they get $50!
Release those endorphins
I once heard that you release an endorphin every time you check off an item on your “to do” list. It makes you happy. So, when you child marks off those half notes day after day, they will feel a huge sense of accomplishment. It will encourage them to keep going even when it’s hard. Plus cold hard cash doesn’t hurt.
Consistency is key
Whether you require your child to practice for at least 10 minutes per day or 60 minutes per day, make sure you are consistent. As your child marks off his or her chart and develops a daily habit, it will spill over into their abilities. They will slowly develop a life-long talent.
Here is the link again in case you didn’t see it above.
Here’s some other ideas:
- 10 Ways to Motivate Piano Beginners
- The One Thing that Helps Kids Do Well at the Piano
- How you can confidently teach your child to play the piano
Related link: Four easy ways to help your child learn the piano