As a teenager I had poor practicing habits. I had no focus or commitment to any task except sightreading which I found fun and easy. I loved spending hours reading from my mother's piano books. Therefore, it is no coincidence that I've spent the last 45 years making a living as a sight-reader. First as a professional pianist and later as a teacher and drummer. Eventually though, I did get my practice habits straightened out and got down to business.
Revised August 2022
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.