Almost everyone knows that one cannot learn how to play any instrument without practicing. However, in order for practice to be beneficial, it must be accurate practice. Just because a child can play correctly in the lesson does not mean they will remember how to play correctly during practice. Karin’s teacher from when she was a child always said “Practice does not make perfect; practice makes permanent. Only perfect practice makes perfect.” During both practice and lessons, students are more motivated when parents are involved, watching them and praising them.