You don’t have to practice every day, only the on the days that you eat. These are the famous words of Dr. Shinichi Suzuki. To him, music helped him relate to the beauty within his world and become a more compassionate individual. I believe that practice is a key part of becoming a member of the music community we are trying to build. Every student should practice at least 20 minutes per day in the beginning. More serious students should spend more time preparing music.