Many hours of practice, preparation and dedication are needed to ensure success at the advanced level. With a consistent approach to study and dedication to refining the final performance, the advanced student may choose a career in solo, group or chamber work, or education.
How many hours do you think that takes?
How much and what type of motivation do you need?
According to Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, The Story of Success, it takes about 10,000 hours. This was discovered much earlier by Ericsson. But what type of practice does that entail? Short intervals of practice that involve memory and recall are helpful in keeping a goal fresh.