How Often Should You Practice?

“You need to practice…every morning.” – Gioacchino Rossini

“…about two hours, well chosen and prudently distributed.” – Gaetano Nava

“…one hour, divided into practice-periods of fifteen minutes each, daily.” -Mathilde Marchesi

“Let the student practice anywhere from ten to twenty minutes in succession and then make a break. Sometimes, however, the singer may feel just like working for an hour or more with occasional resting spells, and, if so, there is no reason why she should not.” – Frieda Hempel

“Ten to fifteen minutes at a time.” – Amelita Galli-Curci

“Each period of work lasting no more than twenty or twenty-five minutes.” – Ernestine Schumann-Heink

“10 or 15 minutes, six to eight times a day.” – Michael Balfe


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