There are some adults and many teenagers who log more than 10 hours a week.
- J. practices drums 3 hours a day plus attends a jam or two a week. He is a business owner with a few dozen staff.
- M. practices trumpet 2 hours a day. He works full time as a bar tender in NYC. He logs his practice. He is not married.
- J., a teenager logs close to 20 hours a week. This includes music classes at school, afterschool bands and clubs, piano lessons and jazz jamming.
- G, retired, practices piano 4 hours a day. His wife says it keeps him alive. Temporarily sidelined with some health issues, he looks forward to resuming his place on the piano bench.
They are united by an intense desire to learn and achieve. Their lives are organized around practice. They take lessons, they take responsibility, and they persevere through thick and thin.
Some final thoughts.
If you want to ramp it up, do it slowly to avoid injury. Add a 10% to your practice time each week. Be sure to ask advice from your instructors.