Monday, August 28, 2006

Article about Meadowmount in Business Week

This is a very interesting article about the the Meadowmount School of Music. The unnamed writer of the article (s/he identifies himself or herself as a lapsed cellist) suggests that perhaps quantity of practice is more important than talent.

2 comments:

PinkFluffySlippers said...

Interesting article. Good food for thought, the way they identified the number of hours it takes to get good-- and the particular practicing skills.

Elaine Fine said...

I told a young cellist friend about the Business Week equation about the number of hours you need to get good and she was encouraged. I think that the quality of the practice makes as much of a difference as the quantity, and that practicing mistakes, both physical and musical, can hinder progress.