Is violin conservatory worth it?

November 14, 2022, 2:04 AM · hey, I started playing at 5 years old, did this on and off for 6 years and reached the beginning of Suzuki book 4. i then stopped for 4 years. After that, i started again, and i have been playing for 4 years now (with a break of half a year due to illness). (This is my 4th year) I went from Suzuki book 4 to currently Mozart 4 and before that, Bruch 1st movement. I really want to do it professionally but don't know if it's worth it. I asked my teacher and he said i have talent for it but there are a lot of people starting at a young age playing 4 hours a day. The thing is, i have progressed a lot i think, without playing 4 hours a day. i did max 2 hours a day and last 2 years, due to my illness and now university, i practiced less, about 1 hour a day. I am completely willing to spend way more time practicing but i want to know if it's worth it. Getting into a conservatory in Belgium normally won't be the problem but would i be able to get paid? to perhaps play in an orchestra? Just to make enough money out off it? Or is my 'level' simply not good enough for that.


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