Practice is essential to acquire any skill and music is no exception. I recommend 20 minutes of practice a day. Each week your student will be given a “Practice Chart” with a list of practice assignments. These may vary from playing, to clapping out rhythms, to writing etc.
While daily practice is ideal I understand your students are busy learners and may not be able to practice every day. I recommend a minimum of four practice sessions a week. At the bottom of each Practice Chart is a place for your student and yourself to sign confirming your student practiced at least four times this week. I urge you to take this seriously. Practice Charts will be collected at the beginning of the first class of the week.