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Calvin Coolidge

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Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated failures. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Hector Berlioz

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Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Leonard Bernstein

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To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.

Dann Zinn

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Music lives in contrasts.

Paul Hindemith

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People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.

Leonard Bernstein

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“I’m not interested in having an orchestra sound like itself. I want it to sound like the composer.”

Igor Stravinsky

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“I know that the twelve notes in each octave and the variety of rhythm offer me opportunities that all of human genius will never exhaust.”

Igor Stravinsky

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“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”

Don “Jake” Jacoby

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“Practice is a time put aside to work, work, work with dedication and commitment to becoming not only a better player but to realize (in time) what we all strive for, AND, that’s to earn the right to someday be called A MUSICIAN. A most royal title, if you please!”

Johannes Brahms

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“Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind”

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