Helpful tips for your practice session:

  • Warm up carefully.  Warm your embouchure (lip & mouth position) and instrument for good tone production.
  • Select a time of day that is free from interruptions and use this time each day.
  • Choose a place to practice that is free from distractions
  • Set a goal for the session: a scale; an excercise; specific sections of a piece; or even a measure that is giving you trouble.  Work on it slowly, then build up to speed gradually.  Before leaving put it together with the rest of the line.
  • Repetition of a problem area reinforces muscle memory.
  • Use a metronome.