Picture a professional musician (for your instrument). That player was not born playing at a world class level. They were once a beginner, just like you. They had to learn fundamentals and music just like everyone else. They didn’t sound like a professional on their first day playing. So, if they can do it, why can’t you?
Not everyone comes from the same background, so every story is unique. It doesn’t matter where you live, if you take lessons, who you have as a band director, or whether your wealthy or poor. Some people have success while very young, while others have success as they get older. Anyone can become a successful musician!
So here’s what we need you to do:
- Believe – that you can be successful, and become a good musician. If you don’t believe, you have almost no chance of success. You can do it.
- Challenge Yourself – because there’s someone out there who’s better than you. If they can do it, so can you.
- Work Hard – because it’s unlikely anyone is just going to hand you success. You have to earn it.