The practice of duets can be a valuable contribution to the progress of any music student...elementary as well as advanced. First of all, duet playing is an enjoyable experience, adding variety and interest to the ordinary routine of studies and exercises. Secondly, duet playing provides an opportunity to develop many facets of musicianship that are essential to effective participation in small or large ensembles. To make most effective use of these duets, it is important that the teacher adapt them to the needs and abilities of the student, especially in the matter of selecting the best tempo. The objective should be to provide an attainable challenge for each student on each of the duets.