At the start of my undergraduate studies in music, I was told I was required to practice my instruments two hours daily. Since I was pursuing a degree in two instruments — piano and flute — that meant four hours of daily practice.
This was besides private lessons, band and orchestra rehearsals, accompanying other flutists as a part of my scholarship responsibilities, and performing in masterclasses.
I also had a full course load of other required courses since I was attending a liberal arts university.
My heart was determined to excel musically, so I practiced more than the required two hours daily per instrument.
I would be at the music building as the janitors were unlocking so that I could either get into a practice room or my professor’s studio.
Between classes and other rehearsals, I would be in the practice rooms until security kicked me out so they could lock up the building.
If I’d been lucky enough to get into my professor’s office after she left, security couldn’t kick me out since they could not know if it was a student or a teacher. So yes, there were nights I spent the night in my professor’s office practicing and occasionally resting on her couch.
Sundays are when I would catch up on all my other courses and rest from practicing unless I had a performance scheduled.
My professors recognized my dedication but did not know I had set up a practice routine of ten hours a day, Monday-Saturday.
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