We sometimes distinguish between professional and amateur on the basis of money: the professional is paid, while the amateur works only for love. But “professional” means much more than the fact that someone gives you money for what you do. The root of the word comes from an old French verb, profes, that meant, “to make a… Read More

Power Practice

Talent is important for success as an artist, yet difficult to define. We think that someone like Mozart was touched by God and more talented than most everyone and, although that may very well be true, we must remember how hard he worked at it, how hard he practiced and honed his gifts. Mozart wrote… Read More