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Continuing Education: The Importance of Reading for the Professional Musician

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If you are anything like me, I was thrilled when I graduated from college that I would not have to sit in a classroom again on a regular basis. I imagined my days filled with lots of time to practice and perform. What a wistful dream that was! As I continue on my own professional journey, I am continuously reminded of how important it is to continue learning at all cost.
Musicians are eternally aware of the necessity of regular practice. We thrive on the opportunity to appear on stage and share our music with an audience. When we think about it, our education involved so much more than just practice and performance. Why would we think the reading, writing and listening that occurred during those formative years are less important to our continued growth?
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