I encourage my students to practice every day, even if it’s only for a short time. I ask them to practice scales, etudes, specialty exercises and of course, work on their pieces.
Some other thoughts on practicing…
Here are some words of wisdom from Sir James Galway about daily practice, and specifically, practicing scales.
Practicing Scales – from James Galway Masterclass – Youtube Video
Daily Practice & Scales – from James Galway Masterclass – Youtube Video