Practice time varies by age and skill level . Young beginners between the ages of five and eight or so should make an effort to play ten to fifteen minutes each day . Beginners from the ages of nine to adult should try to put in at least thirty minutes of practice each day . Intermediate to advanced players need much more practice time , which can vary between two to four hours per day . It takes a good ten years of hard work to develop your musical personality on the instrument !!! PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE !!!!