Music Practice Quotes

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What I have achieved by industry and practice, anyone else with tolerable natural gift and ability can also achieve.

— Johann Sebastian Bach

The difference between knowledge and skill is practice.

— Holly Marie Simmers

Practice is the best of all instructors

— Publilius Syrus

Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.

— Frederic Chopin

If you want to become a musician you must practice. There is no other way. There are no shortcuts.

— Ron Ottley, Ottley, Ron., Now I Love Music Practice (Eileen Margaret Publishing, 2009) Pg 11

If you hit a wrong note, then make it right by what you play afterwards.

— Joe Pass

What a player does best, they should practice least. Practice is for problems.

I have often thought how strange it is that I can be sitting at the piano in my own living room completely alone and free to do anything I want and yet fall into some habitual and unsatisfying way of working.

— Madeline Bruser, Bruser, Madeline., The Art of Practicing (Bell Tower, 1997), p.10
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