How much should I practice?
If you play for fun
- Age five: 30 minutes
- Age eight: 45 - 60 minutes
- Age ten: 60 - 75 minutes
- Age twelve to adult: 90 - 120 minutes
If you want to be a professional
- Age five: 30 - 45 minutes
- Age eight: 90 - 120 minutes
- Age ten: 2 hours
- Age twelve: 3 hours
- Age fourteen to eighteen: 3 - 4 hours
- Violin major in college: 5 hours
These are minimums - The actual time depends on you.
Getting a drink, answering the phone, etc. does not count.