Orchestra students learn solid habits that can empower them throughout life.
They develop essential problem solving skills to master new music. It requires planning and perseverance to identify problem passages and systematically transform an abstract and difficult concept into music.
Music practice also helps students build strong time management skills while helping them recognize that "practice makes permanent!" The way a person practices, correctly or incorrectly, will be the way he or she performs. Students who master correct practice in orchestra are very often the most adept at developing good study habits as they grow through middle school and into high school.