Helpful Hints For String StudentsLessons:*Bring instrument, book, and pencil to lessons each week.*Practice 15 - 20 minutes, 5 days per week.*Attend Lessons each week!5th & 6th Grade Students:In case of a schedule conflict:1. Try to work it out with your homeroom teacher first.2. If no success, see me at the beginning of the day, and I will try to reschedule you witha different group.Practice Tips:* PLAY your instrument 15- 20 minutes a day, 5 days per week.(The more you practice, the better you get; the better you getthe better you sound; the better you sound, the more you're goingwant to play!)* Schedule practice into your daily routine!(Before school, after school, after dinner, before screen time-whatever works best for you!)* Play for an encouraging audience - parents, pets, family, andfriends!* Watch yourself play your instrument in front of a mirror.Good posture + Good Bowing = Good Sound!Instrument Care:* Handle with care! - String instruments are made of thin wood, soplease be careful!
Always protect the bridge.* Always store your instrument in its case. (Bow tip should go infirst- latch it at the frog!)* Keep your instrument clean! Clean all rosin dust from theinstrument, strings and bow stick with a clean, soft cloth.* Not too hot, not too cold! Protecting your instrument fromextreme temperatures will help to keep it in tune.* Do not try to tune your instruments. Your teacher will do it for youeach week!