Regular home practice is essential to growth for instrumental musicians.  Students are recommended to practice for 15-30 minutes each day. 

General guidelines:

1.  Focus on one goal at a time.
2.  Make that goal specific.
3.  Start with short sections.
4.  Start slowly enough to play accurately.
5.  Be mindful of your goal and think creatively.  

"Talent is only a starting point".
~Irving Berlin, great American songwriter

"Practice every time you get a chance".
~Bill Monroe, bluegrass legend

"If you sound great in the practice room, you are practicing
the wrong thing". ~unknown