Hi, to make a short story, I am currently a college student in science. I am loaded with work and definitively miss time to practice my violin which is all my life and so important for me. Since I started old (14 years old), I can surely not become a professional musician and studies are so expensive that I can not take the chance to go in music and be without a job after... Since I still dream of playing really well one day, I know that daily practices will be part of my future life. I would practice all day without complainig but in the reality, only professionals can do this... Can I hope to have at least 3 to 4 hours of daily practice in my future life after my studies? I admit that I am quite discourage about this!
I am very curious about knowing the stories of any amateur violinist and would like to do a little survey:
-How much time a day are you able to practice?
- What kind of job do you have?
- Do you have kids or not? (that too is a job..!)
-How did you manage to do a minimum of violin during your studies?
- Did you start the violin in your childhood, teens, adult years and what is about your level or expectations... ?
- If you stoped the violin during your studies, have you been able to catch up or to play again? Was it very frustrating?
- If violin is your burning passion, how did you manage to keep a good mood and remain optimistic through your studies when you saw yourself having more and more difficulty to maintain your level (in my case collegial level)each day and that music is still your number one choice in terms of carrer in your "heart"... ?
THANKS SO MUCH to those who want to answer and feel free to add more things if you want! Thanks for sharing your story with me and everyone!
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