As soon as you return home after your lesson or a rehearsal you need to do the following:
- Remove all the clutter from your practice area
- Leave your instrument out of its case ready to play
- Make sure it is oiled, tuned & working properly
- Set up a music stand & leave your music open on it
As well as doing your regular practice sessions, every time you walk past your instrument pick it up & play a few notes – you will be surprised at how much extra time you spend practising just by having things ready.