“The most important practice session of the week isn’t the one right before your lesson; it’s the one right after.”
–The Musician’s Way, p. 296
I agree, flip open the music as soon as you get home and dive right in.
Please have a look at this article: https://www.musiciansway.com/blog/2011/01/the-most-important-practice-session/ Better yet buy the book by Gerald Klickstein. Sign up for his Facebook posts and Twitter feeds.
Here is some feedback from a reader: Simon Horsey … I am forever reminding my students that by playing through everything covered in their lesson, reading through my notes and planning their practice sessions for the week they can actually lessen the practice time required to meet their targets for the week..."
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.