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.


Anonymous 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.