5 ‘No Fail’ Ways To Make Music A Part Of The Daily Routine

by | Nov 3, 2020 | Homeschool Music, Homeschool Piano, Music Appreciation, Online Piano, Piano Lessons for Kids, Unschooling Music, Unschooling Piano

One of the biggest complaints I hear from homeschooling moms and parents in general, is that even though they would love to make music practice a part of their daily routine, they often find it impossible. 


So I thought what better time, than now to write a post giving some tips that I have found work really well for me, and hope that it will help you as well. 


Pick The Busiest Day And See What Can Fit In

This I think is the vital first step, because, if you can fit just one more activity in your busiest day of the week, then what excuse do you have not to fit it in to the rest of the week?

So pick the busiest day on your schedule, maybe it is a Monday with many different activities or a Wednesday when you take on an extra shift at work, or a Thursday when your better half isn’t around to help. Either way just pick the busiest day of the week for you.

Now, carve out just 10 minutes on that specific day for music practice. 

Now, let’s move on to the next step.


Schedule It In

Yes, don’t just write it on the calendar, but write the exact time and make a commitment to stick to it without any excuses. 

Yes, will power is needed but now that you’ve carved out time from the busiest day of the week, also carve out 10 more minutes each, from all the other days of the week and schedule it in. 

Make sure that the times you pick are times that you are actually at home and are not times that are directly before or after travelling to and fro. 

On days that are less busy, you can also schedule in a 2 – 5 minute buffer, before and after. 

Ok, if that is done, let’s move to the next step.


Have Materials Ready (Be Prepared)

As you will no doubt have thought, 10 minutes isn’t a very long time, is it? 

Is it even enough for practice? Yes, it is enough. 

It is enough, if it is focused practice, where you are not running to and fro looking for the materials.

It is enough if your child practices daily, because short spurts of focused, consistent, daily practice is better than an hour long spurt of weekly practice. 

So the key here is to have everything ready before hand, so the 10 minutes is spent totally on practice. 

If you have an advanced learner or older child, then 15 – 20 minutes is the optimum for practice. 

Do your kids have an aversion to practicing and is that why you have trouble including it into your daily routine? 

Then continue to read and get the most of this post, but I think my post on 5 ‘No Fail’ Ways To Make Piano Practice Fun.

So, what is the fourth step?


Review, Review, Review

These practice sessions should not be used for learning new material. Rather you should carve out about 20 – 30 minuets once a week just for that. 

These 10 minute practice sessions that you carved out, should be just for practicing and reviewing material that was already learned. 

Do not try to use it to learn new material. 

On to the last step now….


Make It A Habit

Yes, you have to commit to this plan and do it for at least 3 – 4 weeks and make it a habit. Once you’ve don’t that, it will become automatic. 

However, long before it becomes a habit you will have to make sure that you stick with it diligently. 

What do you think of these tips on how to make music a daily part of your routine?


Do you have any other ideas that might help? Then, please do comment below, because I would love to hear about it.


If your kids are not learning to play an instrument and you would simply like to have different musical activities that they can do during the 10 – 20 minutes you carve out, but have no idea where to start, then I think my post on 5 Creative Ways To Add Music To The Homeschool, will be immensely helpful for you. 

Karen Cadera

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