Practice Does Not Make Perfect

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.