Fact: It's really difficult to find the motivation to take your instrument out of the case during summer.
But as hard as it is, nothing beats the pride and satisfaction you feel after completing a summer practice session.
Keep a consistent practice routine. Schedule time for your instrument each week and stick to it!
Tackle a new skill like circular breathing or double tonguing.
Learn that piece you keep putting on the back burner.
Keep up with your long tones and scales so that you don't have to re-learn them in the fall.
Summer is a great time to discover new artists, music, and books that keep you excited about your instrument!