It’s also important for kids to take a day off from practicing. There are seven days in a week, and they should be able to relax and take time off from practicing for at least one day. That’s a good time to catch up on schoolwork.
Ivy Chen is music director at Vienna Music, a music school in Bayside, Queens that offers instruction for all ages. Chen has more than 10 years of professional teaching experience and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in music education. As an active solo and chamber musician, Chen’s New York appearances include concerts at Carnegie Weill Hall, Paul Hall, Steinway Hall, Flushing Town Hall, and the Church of the Holy Trinity.