How much do you practice? How long do you do? To help manage your piano practice, you can set targets of how much to practice. These goals can motivate and encourage you to make your practicing schedule better.

How to set a target

Think about how much practice you do now. Is it 15 minutes every day, or 45 minutes three times a week? Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, it is important to plan your practice.

If are a beginner, it is important that you do not start working in one hour chunks. Divide your practice up over the day, and do smaller sections throughout so that you don’t lose focus.

Consider how long it should take you to work on your pieces, scales, reading and other things that you might do in your practice. Then you can use this to decide how much you should do a day or a week. Having a sticker sheet or practice calendar may help, or you may want to see our How to Practice page. It might be a good idea to consult your teacher on how much they think you should be doing.

Depending on your goals, you may want to do more or less practice a week. Try and aim for a little more than you are currently doing to help you improve.

It is important to take breaks from practicing and not pressure yourself. Only do what is fun and manageable for you.