Three months of the year are designated as Practice Challenge months, October, February and May. During these months, your child is challenged by the school to practice his or her instrument every day for the length of their lesson. A school Practice Challenge Calendar is used to track the days, and each week the teacher acknowledges student progress. Once successful, students are honored at the next concert or lesson with a special medal. The 31 (or 28) Day Practice Challenge provides an opportunity to organize towards consistent improvement and enjoy the camaraderie once the challenge is met. Let your teacher know that you are starting the challenge today, then click here to download the practice chart from the youngmusicians.org web site. Good Luck!