It can be difficult in advance to estimate exactly how much may
be achieved during a normal working day, since much depends on factors such as
the weather and how fresh and motivated the students are. Free time must be
built in for breaks, lunch, showering etc. and some relaxation. Suitable times
and safe locations for student breaks are a vital part of any trip planning.
Evening Free Time
It is recommended that a balance is sought during your trip
whereby music rehearsals and performances are compensated by some 'free time'
which you may prefer to structure. A reasonable time for 'lights out' is advised
in order that students are fresh to face the demands of the following morning.