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I don't know where I got this from, but hopefully I'm not gonna get in trouble for posting it.
The most crucial ingredient for success in music is what happens in the practice room.
You've got to learn your instrument. Then you practice practice practice. And then when you finally get up there on the bandstand forget all that and just wail.
If I don't practice for a day I know it. If I don't practice for two days the critics know it. And if I don't practice for three days the public knows it.
Focus for a short period of time, in all the right ways. Then walk away and let it go.
The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you.
Practice is the best of all instructors.
The most valuable practice aid is patience.
It's important to practice at speed of no mistakes.
Lucinda Macworth Young
It's taken me all my life to learn what not to play.
Learn to pursue what you need to practice, not just what you think you should practice.
Stage fright needs to be confronted and experienced in order to be conquered.
Don't just memorize notes, memorize the feeling of the feeling of playing them.
The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.
If you want to become a musician you must practice. There is no other way, there are no shortcuts.
If you hit a wrong note then make it right by what you play afterwards.
Practicing is the process of taking a task that seems difficult and doing it repeatedly, over days and weeks until you are able to do it well and easily.
The difference between knowledge and skill is practice.
Holly Marie Simmers
Good listening is always the first step in the process that creates technique and capability
The value of an exercise depends on your state of mind. If you don't find it interesting, then it is not useful.
If a hard bit is giving you a hard time, you should give it a hard time.
To study music we must learn the rules. To create music we must break them.
In learning you will teach and in teaching you will learn