Response to Priorities and Such

Elizabeth Volpé Bligh on #88836

I agree with all of the above. It only matters if they make enough of an effort to show some

improvement at each lesson. And it’s not about the number of minutes they put in! It’s the

focus they bring to those minutes, and the ability to reach their goals. Most students are

not going to become professionals. Music is a very tough and demanding calling,

requiring total dedication. I have met too many musicians who feel like chipmunks on a

wheel, because they were pressured into choosing music as a career. I do feel a little

disappointment when a very talented student decides to go into a different profession, but

they will always be able to play for relaxation, or perform for their friends, or even go pro

a few years later.