Practice Every Day!
One thing many students struggle with is how to find time to practice every day. For me, it's often just getting started. I have so much to cover, I don't even start thinking about what I need to do. Here are two hints:
1) write goals for the day and the week which connect to the larger goal.
For example: Overall Goal: Memorize Fur Elise. Weekly Goal: play first section three times per day. Daily Goal: Analyze chord structure and say aloud while playing.
2) commit to playing 10 minutes minimum a day.
Here is a great routine to help get things going: