I was speaking to my professor during our last lesson and she said that professional symphony members learn their music within days. She also mentioned that he daugther who studied with Galamian was only allowed to be on a piece of music from a few weeks to a month. I tend to spend several months on my pieces and she was me to pick up the pace and learn them quicker...however, I just cannot get four hours of practice in a day with a full-time job, school work and a WIFE. How fast should I be learning my pieces? How much time do professional spend on orchestra music with they start out? Currently I am working on Beethoven's Romance in F and Kreisler "Variations on a Theme by Corelli...plus other orchestra music.
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