This is a word document file of an article I gave my students for years, and was published in SBO Magazine. They are great practice tips to help your instrumental students make the most of their practice time. Tips like, set a goal, not an alarm. Practice with a friend, Isolate and many more. These are practices we all use with our students, but it's now written down for you to let them read how other teachers also use these ideas. I am a professional performer, conductor, and educator. These ideas work and can be very motivational if implemented in a way that relates to even the most difficult students.