There is always room for improvement.

October 17, 2008 9:42pm CST
When Pablo Casals reached 95, a young reporter asked him, "Mr. Casals , you are 95 and the greatest Cellist ever lived. Why do you practice 6 hours a day?" Mr. Casals replied, "Because, I think, I'm making progress."
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@pumraW (15)
• United States
9 Mar 09
my teacher used to tell me that to guilt me into practicing... didn't work because i would tend to get bored and generally burnt out... resulting in little to no progress made. i'm in college now for music performance and have been working on focusing my practice time. i've found that an hour or so of focused practice (with a goal and a plan) is much more beneficial to me than grinding for 3 or 4 hours like i used to. still, that quote is a testament to what time and determination can do for an individual. casals single handedly revolutionized cello playing and really was the first to show it as a solo instrument