When I was a child, I took dance lessons. I went every week for my lesson, and when it was close to a recital, we had extra lessons. When I was at home, I would practice the new steps my teacher taught us. Later, I took piano lessons. I was a competitive pianist at one point, but I didn’t get there by just sitting down at the piano and playing. I took lessons, twice per week, group lessons one Saturday per month, and I practiced at least an hour every day after school, most of the time more. Later, when I started playing in the band at school, we practiced every day, and took our instruments home and practiced at home too.
Not only did we have to practice, but we also had to read books on theory, learn how to read music, study what the words and symbols meant, and more.
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