I've been teaching my son trumpet for about 2-1/2 years and I'm wondering how long he needs to be practicing a day to stay on track with his development? It's a challenge for him to find even an hour a day and I'm worried that an hour is not enough time to cover all of the bases on a daily basis. He does not play in any groups except during summer band camp. Between practicing scales, tonguing drills, solo pieces for specific performances and learning new etudes weekly, I think he really needs to find more like 90 minutes a day to stay on track. When I played as well as he does, my parents had to pry the horn from my hands to get me to eat, do homework, etc., but my son has many competing interests, like playing outside with friends, playing with matchbox cars on the floor, etc. I think he's normal and I was a little obsessed (and a good bit older), but back to the original question. For a child playing at a good middle school level, what's a reasonable amount of practice time? As far as his level, he can execute the 1st mvmt of the Hummel and has a full sound. His site reading is his Achilles heel. He can play for 90+ minutes when we work on things on weekends, so endurance is not an issue for him. Anyhow, any thoughts on practice time? Thanks!