Learning to play an instrument takes lots of practice and commitment. For the first 3-5 years of lessons, students are considered a “beginner.” At 5-8 years students reach the “intermediate” level and at 8-10+ years of lessons students are considered “advanced.”
Students have school work, sports, jobs, and many other activities. Dedicating yourself to learning an instrument takes immense concentration and continual practice. For every 2-3 lessons (weeks) a student misses, they regress. For example, if a student takes lessons for three months and then takes a break for two months, when they return to lessons the teacher will have to start over- very close to the beginning. The student will have to re-learn (motor memory) everything they worked on for the first three months. This is why continuing lessons is so important!
Every 3 months or so students will receive a ribbon to celebrate their continued commitment to taking lessons. Students will receive a trophy when they hit their year anniversaries.
3 months Novice Ribbon
6 months Player Ribbon
9 months Troubadour Ribbon
15 months Entertainer Ribbon
18 months Soloist Ribbon
21 months Artist ribbon
30 months Pop Star Ribbon
42 months Session Player Ribbon
54 months Professional Ribbon
Our e-FISH-ent practice incentive is one of the many ways we motivate students to keep practicing. The practice incentive last 3 weeks. Each week students complete a worksheet and turn it in to their teacher.
For every completed worksheet, students earn a fish to place in their baggie. All baggies are pinned to our Fish Pond wall.
Who ever has three fish in their bag by the end of the incentive will be entered into a drawing to win the Prize Bag!