Holiday Hustle 

Practice Challenge

Nov. 14 through Dec. 4. Ends Dec 4 at 11pm.

Show Up: Each day you practice, just for doing it -- 1 pt

Consistency: Practice 6 out of 7 days for all 3 weeks -- 5 pts

----> Clarification: 6 days from 11/14-11/20, 11/21-11/27, 11/28-12/4

Winning Streak: All 21 days -- Additional 5 pts

Duration: High schoolers, 60 mins | Middle schoolers, 45 mins | Elementary schoolers, 30 mins | Pre-School thru Kindergarten, 15 mins -- 1 point per duration completed.

----> Clarification: If Elementary Jane practiced 35 minutes, she gets 1 point. If Middle School Bobby practiced 20 minutes, he gets no point. If High School Harry practiced 120 mins, he gets 2 points.

----> 2 pt max per day

Listening: Suzuki pieces, at least 10 minutes 1 pt 

Outside of Suzuki repertoire, at least 10 minutes 1pt

----> 2 pt max per day

Watching: at least 5 mins of a musical performance 1 pt

Review: at least 3 pieces per day 1 pt

----> 1 pt max per day

Video: 1x per week, send in a very polished performance 3 pts

Folk Songs: 1x per week, send in a recording of a folk song you learned to play or sing 3pts

       Folk Song Resources: Mama Lisa's WorldFolk Song Spreadsheet (not comprehensive). Students who did the work to find a folk song earlier this year will get a bonus point when points are being totaled.


ONLY PARENTS award points in the following categories.

These categories are opportunities for character development.

Good Deed of the Day: Do something for others that you're not already expected to do 1 pt

No Fight, No Fuss: If you practice with a parent, you practiced without fighting or a bad attitude. 1pt

If you don't practice with a parent, you demonstrated a kind and respectful attitude with your family for the day 1 pt

Initiative: You practiced without a single reminder from your parents! 1 pt



Here is the spreadsheet you can use to track all of this:


On the bottom of the page where the tabs are, find your child's tab and input their points daily.

If you or your child would prefer not to have their points viewable in the spreadsheet, please write back and I will make a copy of the spreadsheet for you to use that is separate from what is already provided.


The prizes:

1st Place-- Mechanical metronome and digital art from Ms. Rachel

2nd Place-- Rosin and digital art from Ms. Rachel

3rd Place-- Instrument cleaning cloth and digital art from Ms. Rachel

Participation-- Practice Swag Bag


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Special photo credit to Keli Cardoso de Melo who took so many of the photos we use on our website :)