Printer-friendly version
jennifer steinfeldt  warren

May 12, 2005 at 1:14 PM

I really miss being able to go to a practice room at school. My practice times of the day have changed every year or so...but lately I have felt the desire to go back to one that I had my senior year of undergraduate. Five a.m. I'd walk to school and say hello to the janitors and slowly begin my day. Coffee and breaks and walking around and practicing. People would start to trickle in and I'd stop at around 9 or ten. Probably only a few hours of practicing total, but very relaxed and I had no distractions. Plus, I really love the early morning and dawn. Until the world wakes up. It makes me feel special somehow. Well, the last few days I've been up at that time and sit outside or go on a walk. This morning my husband and I had breakfast. But what I'd really like to do is go to a practice room. I live in apartments. Anyhow.
I keep very detailed records of my practice times and I looked back on the last year today. I realized that my practice hours have gone from about 30 hours a week to about 15. That is a substantial drop. But I feel like I am accomplishing about double. Somewhere over the last three years I learned how to practice. Plus, I'm missing rehearsals right now. I wish I had a chamber group to play in. Well. I'm going to carry the cat around the house and pet her...bounce her on my hip. Let her bathe my arms and face and hands in cat slobber. Right now she is on the cusp of making a mess. She loves liquids. I like my carpet.

This entry has been archived and is no longer accepting comments.

Facebook Twitter YouTube Instagram Email is made possible by...

Shar Music
Shar Music

Pirastro Strings
Pirastro Strings

Corilon Violins
Corilon Violins

Colburn School: Chamber Music Intensive
Colburn School: Chamber Music Intensive

Find a Summer Music Program
Find a Summer Music Program

Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases
Dimitri Musafia, Master Maker of Violin and Viola Cases Shopping Guide Shopping Guide

Metzler Violin Shop

Bein & Company

Bay Fine Strings Violin Shop

Leatherwood Bespoke Rosin

Annapolis Bows & Violins

Los Angeles Violin Shop

String Masters

Bobelock Cases

Things 4 Strings LLC



Sleepy Puppy Press

Jargar Strings

J.R. Judd Violins, LLC

Southwest Strings

Nazareth Gevorkian Violins

Laurie's Books

Discover the best of in these collections of editor Laurie Niles' exclusive interviews. Interviews Volume 1 Interviews Volume 1, with introduction by Hilary Hahn Interviews Volume 2 Interviews Volume 2, with introduction by Rachel Barton Pine