“The only reason to pursue a career in music is because you can’t see yourself doing anything else” – my composition teacher (paraphrased).

The fact is that (unless I get really lucky and become a best-seller author) I can’t see myself in any career that’s not music related (and if I do get really lucky and become a best-seller author, I am still going to be making music). There is nothing in the world that appeals to me like music does.

And this is great advice for anyone pursuing any career in the arts. It’s hard, and you’ve probably been told that your whole life. So here is my advice to you:

The only reason to pursue a career in any type of art is because you can’t see yourself doing anything else.

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