Re: Billy Ward here!
let's say that a pupil of yours was learning a totally new rudiment...say the flamacue. you had in a lesson showed them how it is done and by the end of the lesson you were satisfied that they understood the pattern but a week later they came back and told you they were having problems organising their practice. what practical advice would you give them in terms of setting up a schedule and/or breaking in the new rudiment. what in your experience has been the best way to organise practice? how long to play the exercise at a given tempo, how often etc?